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Re: base disks and editors...

Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Thu, 30 May 1996, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > > A net capable base system is very desirable.
> > 
> > Agreed.  But not at the cost of another base floppy.
> > 
> Well then, how about an "Optional" disk (set) that the install program
> could, at the installer's choice, use to complete the installation?

I've been thinking of writing a few documents of how to get from 
a working net connection (either SLIP/PPP or terminal/shell account)
under some other OS to the equivalent under Debian. Something along the
lines of 

1. Download the boot/root/base disks.
2. Download packages x,y, and z.
3. (put on floppies in such and such arrangment)
4. Install base systems.

The first time I installed Debian it was continual cycle of
boot DOS, dial in, download some stuff, boot Debian, oops, more
unsatified dependencies, boot DOS, on and on and on.

With a little planning, it could all be done in one step.

I think this is a lot more flexible than custom sets of base disks.
You could also create directories with the appropriate groups of
packages linked in.

Steve Greenland

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