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Re: Installing from floppies

The following just came up on debian-user earlier today;

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I'm planning to install Debian from a pile of floppies.  However, there
are some packages that won't fit on 1 floppy.  How should I do this?
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Has anyone ever given this serious thought?  The people I imagine doing
this have a non-debian box connected somewhere else.  The first solution I
can see would be to split up the packages in the msdos archive (using
dpkg-split).  This is a pretty platform dependent solution, so other ideas
are welcome.  Maybe a cgi the splits on demand?  Of course there may be 
other solutions available to the user like using pkzip with unzip.
However, the support of multipart archives is minimal on my machine at


Brandon Mitchell                         E-mail: bhmit1@mail.wm.edu
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	--Linus Torvalds

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