Re: install methods
There is already a big huge listing of such information. It's not a part
of the Linux Documentation project, but I think they also have links to the
information from their Web page. I don't have the URL in front of me,
unfortunatley. Does someone else know about this? I know that the
SlackWare distribution has this information built into it's install, which
is something we should also consider for Debian.
-- Grant R. Bowman AdvoTech
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At 2:52 PM 8/25/95, Bill Mitchell wrote:
>I can't find it in my saved mail, but I think someone was
>wondering about linux install methods currently in use.
>I ran a survey on a local linux mailing list. Responses
>were sparse, but here's a summary:
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>>From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Aug 25 14:42:49 1995
>Date: Fri, 25 Aug 95 14:33:47 PDT
>From: email@example.com (Bill Mitchell)
>Subject: Re: linux install methods
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Mitchell) writes to the Seattle Linux
>> I'm looking for info on what linux install methods are in use,
>> and how relatively common they are. I'd appreciate email letting
>> me know whether you install linux from floppy, from CDROM, or what.
>> If there's interest, I'll summarize to the list.
>I received ten responses, which break down as follows:
> previously currently
>Floppies 3 3
>CDROM 1 6
>NFS/FTP 1 1
>not yet 1
>transfer disk(2) 1
>msdos mounts(3) 1
>I added info for myself: transfer disk on some systems,
>installing packages from a mounted MSDOS filesystem on others,
>and floppies on still others. I have installed from CDROM in
>the past, and probably will again in future, but don't do so
>(1) copy an installed system from one disk to another, then
> move the second disk to another machine.
>(2) large-capacity removable disk, written on one system and
> read on another for install.
>(3) copy files onto an MSDOS filesystem, install barebones linux
> system on another partition from floppies, boot linux, mount
> the MSDOS filesystem, and complete installation from there.
>The "previously" column is data from those who mentioned
>what methods they've previously used.
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