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Re: Booting my laptop

On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 10:51:46PM -0000, Ross Burton wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having great trouble booting Debian on my laptop for various reasons
> and basically have one option left that I can see: build a basedebs.tgz file
> for Debian Testing and put in on the Windows partition, and then tell a
> woody boot floppy to install the base system from that tarball.
> However, I've asked in #debian, #debian-boot and debian-user and nobody
> knows how I can create this file.  The machines around the laptop have a
> fairly fast net connection (~35 KB/s, nothing special but better than a
> modem!) so I can download large-ish files like the base of Woody.  Its
> downloading entire CD images which are not a good idea (shared net
> connection) which is why I haven't just downloaded an entire image of Woody.
> So, if anyone here can tell me how to generate the basedebs.tgz file (it
> will have to be done RedHat, btw) so that I can get debian onto my new
> laptop, I can then dist-upgrade using my Sid CDs and finally have a system
> to read my email with over Christmas...  :)

I don't know how to generate it, although I understand it's not too
hard, but there's one you can download at


*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@azstarnet.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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