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Re: Chaos and Damnation!

* Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> [030405 07:16]:
> Sure. Again there seem to be three ways of doing things:
> 	* Boot and install from a CD, or other large media
> 	* Boot via PXElinux (ie, netboot), and install via http/NFS/etc
> 	* Boot from floppies, then use CD/net/whatever
> The first two can have >1.44MB images, if necessary, the latter's likely
> to be fairly unusual, so doesn't have to be completely internationalised
> if necessary.

The third option is quite nice in environments with good net-conection.
(One just carries the two floppies around and is ready to install

It's quite easy, as one is early in a known area(Having a linux
running and a limited shell) and thus an easy way to get in.
(as unpleasent as the old-style bootfloppies are, they have anything
 to learn networking and installing at once).

Though I guess netbooting PCs has become much better in the recent
past, though having another process to get right first might
still be a showstopper for newbies.
(They can now give usable error-messages on problem with network
 cards, boot images with more then 640k, and boot over tcp, I hope.)

	Bernhard R. Link
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve 
nor will he ever receive either. (Benjamin Franklin)

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