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Re: Minor enhancements to multi-cd install method.

I create file systems with dangling symlinks outside the CD when I burn my
custom CDs, just to cover this problem.  Also works for people that copy
one CD to a HDD, but this is not as important with multi CD. 


On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Brederlow wrote:
> >Can't I put CD 1 in /dev/scd0 and CD 2 in /dev/scd1 and so on? Server
> >with more than one CD-rom aren't unusual.
> >What about if you have 2 CD-roms but 3 CDs are needed. First CD1, then
> >CD2, then CD3 and then CD2 again. Does it suggest to echange CD1
> >against CD3?
> You could do this with the sym-links quite easily, but I somehow doubt
> that's what you meant. If you can think of a way to do this automatically,
> please feel free to suggest it/send a patch! :-) Or another alternative is
> to do what I used to do for hamm - make yourself a sym-link farm somewhere
> else that references the CDs and replace some of the farm with real data
> as necessary to do it in one step.
> Another thought - the official slink disc set will only have 2 binary CDs:
> main section 1
> main section 2, contrib, non-US
> It should be easy to mount both in separate drives and install as-is...
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