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Bug#367551: marked as done (No software to net-install over a ppp modem connection)

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Package: debian-installer
Version: Sarge ?

The netinst page (http://www.us.debian.org/distrib/netinst) claims:

   This sort of network installation process requires either an analogue
   PPP dialup connection to your Internet provider, or Internet access via
   Ethernet (possibly using a PCMCIA card in your laptop). Unfortunately,
   it does not support internal ISDN cards.

Well, I used a browser to go to:
and downloaded 3 floppy disk images: boot.img, root.img, and
net-drivers.img and copied them onto floppies.  Then I got Linux running
using the first 2 floppies and then installed the net-drivers from the
3rd floppy.  But the drivers seem to only be for ethernet cards.
Where are the drivers for a PPP dialup connection to the Internet via
an ISP, modem and telephone line?  This software should include dialup
software such as wvdial.

			David Lawyer

PS: Below is a text copy of the netinst page:

   [1]Debian Project

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   [2]Skip Quicknav
     * [3]About Debian
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Installing Debian GNU/Linux via the Internet

   If you have a permanent connection to the Internet, you can install
   Debian using that. You would initially download only a small portion of
   Debian required to start the installation process, and then install
   whatever else you want from within the installation program.

   This sort of network installation process requires either an analogue
   PPP dialup connection to your Internet provider, or Internet access via
   Ethernet (possibly using a PCMCIA card in your laptop). Unfortunately,
   it does not support internal ISDN cards.

   There are two options for installs over the network:
     * [10]Minimal CD: Instead of getting a full 650MB CD image, you just
       download a CD image file which contains the bare essentials
       necessary to install the rest. For the moment, it's necessary to
       have access to a CD recorder in order to use this.
     * [11]Floppy disks: You download a couple of floppy disk images
       (files the size of a floppy disk), write them to floppy disks, and
       then start the installation by booting from the those diskettes.

   Back to the [12]Debian Project homepage.

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This is a documentation issue.. I've fixed the page on the website that
incorrectly points ppp users to floppy installs.

The only supported ppp installation methods are via a full or netinst
CD. You have to set up ppp on the installed system, after installing it
from CD.

see shy jo

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