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Re: simpler installer ?

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 07:39:01PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 10:09:11AM -0700, belahcene abdelkader wrote:
> > hi everybody,
> Welcome,
> > I use redhat and want to switch to debian,
> > but my first problem is the installation procedure. I
> > don't speek about GUi.
> > I tried to install the sarge, I download it ( 3 CD),
> > there is a problem in keyboard and other things. OK I
> > tried another way, I download sarge-installer.iso I
> > tried it, it seems better the previous
> > sarge-i386-netinst ( I want to install from sagre-CD
> > ), but there also a problem for writing lilo on the
> > mbr.
> >  Someone has an idea how to help me.
> Get the installer from the current release (Woody)
> and do a "distupgrade" if you really want to use "unreleased" software.

I wonder if doing a woody boot-floppies install, and just changing the
apt sources.list to point to sarge/sid before following up with the
install process should be a possibility. I remember having done so some
month ago, without major problems, but time has passed since, and the
sarge/sid packages have newer versions and so on.


Sven Luther

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