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Re: Boot disk images -- the only way?

On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Syrus Nemat-Nasser wrote:

> We've already got alternative installation methods.  There is an 
> intall.bat on the Official CD which runs the entire installation from the 
> CD on a DOS or Windows system (it should be run from DOS mode).  Also, 
> there is a method to do floppyless installation from a DOS partition 
> where one simply downloades the compressed base archive, loadlin.exe, and 
> a few more images such as the kernel and the drivers disk image.  1.3.x 
> has been the testing ground for these methods.  Given that they each work 
> well, we will be able to emphasize there use over the old 6-disk floppy 
> installation method.

6-floppy installation method should still exist, because not everyone
has CD or ethernet network connection.  Of course it's good that other
methods exist.


Vadim Vygonets * vadik@cs.huji.ac.il * vadik@debian.org * Unix admin
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