Re: GeoMirror (aka cdn.debian.net) as default mirror in standard installation?
On 2011-03-07, Lennart Sorensen <email@example.com> wrote:
> As someone with a local copy of debian since we have about 50 debian
> machiens running, having to do expert install to manually enter the
> mirror would be a huge pain in the ass.
> So I think that would be a lousy default unless it asks if I want to
> use that. Some things really do have to be asked. Where to install
> from is one of them. Now having an option of 'use a nearby mirror'
> when it asks makes lots of sense, but it must ask.
Why not using netinstall with a tiny bit of preseeding? Something like
this added to the boot parameters is usually enough:
mirror/country=manual mirror/http/hostname=ftp.de.debian.org mirror/http/directory=/debian/
(You still get a normal installer up and running, just that question
will be skipped.)