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Re: Minimal bootable i386 CD image for 2.2r5

Richard Atterer <deb-cd@list.atterer.net> writes:

> Hello,
> wouldn't it be nice if we could provide an official "net install CD
> image" for the upcoming potato release?
> AIUI, there is no support for this in debian-cd yet. It would be nice
> if somebody who has created such an image before could add that
> support, or at least say what to watch out for.
> Or should we not bother with this for potato, and only start doing it
> for woody?
> Happy New Year!
>   Richard

Do it for woody. It needs to be tested (it == the net cd and woody)
and potato is kind of fixed.

I did a install via network with a woody bootfloppy (compact set). One
floppy and network. Thats real fun to do.

The net CD should be a bit bigger. I opt for two CDs:

1. minimal set. Just a bootimages and drivers. Maybe even only the
complete 5 disks set bootable from cd. (10-20MB at most)

The first CD is ment for hosts in a network. Direct internet access so
base is not needed. Don't bother with 1.2 MB disks there or disk
images at all. The CD should be only for booting directly. Just a big
comfortable floppy so to speak.

2. full set. All disks, base, isdn, pppoe (50-100MB at most)

The second CD would be for standalone systems with some kind of
internet access, like a dsl modem. You might need to install base,
configure ppp, read the help and HOWTOs on dsl or similar. There
should be everything on it to get started. a browser and irc client
should be there too, in case one gets the net working but needs help
then. Or to read the *.html docs.

If you have the time and are willing dig into the script. It will be
apreciated, a lot of users have asked for such a cd already.

May the Source be with you.

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