Re: Installing from floppies
On Sun, Aug 17 1997 17:29 EDT Brandon Mitchell writes:
> 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?
> --------- End forwarded message -------
> 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
Well, personally I transfer as much as possible with floppies (to an
laptop without CD-ROM drive) and UUCP the rest (gcc, some libraries which
are too large).
This requires an working Unix around, of course.
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