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Re: [WOODY] Need sugestion for Floppy-Install

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 05:04:35PM +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello, 
> I am working since 03/1999 with Debian successfuly. For some month 
> I have lost my last Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstation (I have 
> never had Win32) by a lightning-stroke and now I am M$-Free. 
> I am working on a very difficult Job in near east ans need the 
> Floppy-Installation. 
> For SLINK 2.1r5 it was no problem... 7 Base-Floppys and 73 Packages 
> Floppys. 
> Now I have tried it with WOODY but it does not work because 
> dpkg-scanpackages...
> The Version of SLINK was supporting the X-Medium Flag and if I have 
> registerd all Floppys apt-get was asking about the numbered Floppy.
> Now in WOODY it does not work anymore...
> OK, I can register all Floppys, but when I install somthing, it tell 
> me to put the Floppy in... I habe 140 Floppys - Where ist the *.deb ?
> The Other thing I have tried is to make the whole Directory tree, a 
> Packages- and Release-File and add the 'X-Medium: ' manualy to it. 
> Unfortunately the 'X-Medium:' is not recognised by WOODY. 
> Question:
> =========
> Is there a solution like the CD-Rom Installation which ask for a 
> numberd Medium ? or must I port dpkg-scanpackages for WOODY ? 
> Maybe staticaly linked ??`?
> I was thinking to make for each Floppy a Packages- and Release-File 
> and put all 280 Files in a Package which installs in /var/lib/apt/lists
> So no one must make the DJ after installing the BASE to register the 
> other 114 Floppys...

And I thought you were _kidding_.

Wouldn't it be easier to set up an old hard drive with the stuff
you need and hook it up to the secondary IDE? Much faster than
reading 114 floppies, one at a time.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System
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Chris Tillman (a people instance)
   toff one at cox dot net

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