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Re: star documentation?

Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> wrote:
> Well, I was installing from an old 1.1.13 CD. I built a boot and root disk
> and put everything else on the dos partition. When it came to "Install
> Base System" I switched to an alternate VC, copied the base1_1.tgz file to
> /target, unpacked it and returned to the VC with the installer. There, I
> chose "Configure Base System" and proceeded as usual. Everything worked
> just fine.
> My next step is to try upgrading this 1.1 system to a 1.3 and see how it
> goes.

I went trough the same process with an installation I did recently, and wasted 
a lot of time before I discovered that the "Install base system" menu option 
looks for a base*.tgz file on the target partition before asking for 
diskettes.  If it finds the file it uncompresses it correctly, so there's no 
need for running gzip and star by hand.

I don't remember however, which set of disks I used that time, but it seems to 
me it was the last stable one.


M. S.
Martin A. Soto J.                           Profesor
Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Computacion
Universidad de los Andes      masoto@uniandes.edu.co

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