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- To: Paul Kunysch <email@example.com>
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: official zip-drive/ls120 - images
- From: Joseph Carter <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 23:19:40 -0700
- Message-id: <19980928231940.A20771@debian.org>
- Mail-followup-to: Paul Kunysch <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; from Paul Kunysch on Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 01:04:19AM +0200
- References: <email@example.com> <19980928104835.A19543@debian.org> <firstname.lastname@example.org>On Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 01:04:19AM +0200, Paul Kunysch wrote: > > > I think it would be nice to have an easier way for a beginner to > > > get a Linux-distribution from the net. IMO many people are able to > > > connect a "<100MB-device" to a public internet-computer, download > > > lots of data and install everything at home. > > [...] > > > So far I'm working on just install disk. It's not hard to install to a zip > > disk (note that you'd have to have 2 zip drives or not be installing FROM > > zip.. Of course my hope is that the large install media could as easily be > > a fat partition on a hard drive. <shrug> > > I can't understand why you talk about an "install to a zip" or why the > "how do I install to a loopback-device"-discussion relates to this. > My intention was to install _from_ a [loopback-file located on a] > zip-disk to one of the usual locations. This is what I'm working on first and foremost. Something a user can make in dos that will install Debian from a big disk like a zip drive.. > I would have expected that the modification of "debian-cd" would > be the hardest part, since the original directories have to > be ripped apart. ( Perhaps I should look at this package first, > and continue the discussion next week ... (; ) nah, just a mod to the boot-floppies package.
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