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Re: Downloading and building iso image of Debian Linux

> On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 12:19:23AM -0800, John Horak wrote:
> > Maybe, like most businesses, [...]

You seem to be confused on this point.  Debian is a community of volunteers, 
corporate sponsors, zealots, hackers (not haX0rZ), etc.  The maintainers of 
the debian project do this for the love of doing it.   If you want linux from 
a buisiness, try looking at http://www.stormix.com, or one of the redhat 
variants.  Pay for easy installations if that's what you're after.  Work to 
understand these tools if you want the sweat of other's labors but don't want 
to pay for it.

On Thursday 30 November 2000 03:06, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> Now only one question, on which server does microsoft offer its software
> for free?
We're not trying to be Microsoft.  If we did, we'd be trying to sell Debian 
CD's for $100 for a "client", $400 for a "server", etc...  No use trying to 
compare Pineapples to strawberry bushes.  ;-)

> Oh, btw, if you have a cheap, fast network connection, why bother at all
> downloading prehistoric CD images? Get some of the base files (rescue.bin
> and kernel image, modules maybe and documentation) and install the rest via
> the network. That way you download only what you want to install and save
> both on the bill of your ISP and debians sponsor.
... This can be done, but the most reliable way it to make rescue and boot 
floppies, then, on a local disk (maybe a separate partition), you need the 11 
or 12 base floppy images that can be used directly from the hard drive.  With 
all of those images, and perhaps the right directory tree, then you can do a 
network install.  I've not seen the documentation on doing that, but was able 
to do it from my home mirror for installing to my dual-boot windows machines.

> PS your linelength is way too long. Something <80 is considered standard in
> the free world AFAIK.
> Christian

Did you know that if you play a Windows 2000 cd backwards, you 
will hear the voice of Satan?

That's nothing!  If you play it forward, it'll install Windows 2000.

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