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Re: Essential bloat [was: Debian on CDROM]

On Thu, Oct 14, 1999 at 05:15:07PM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Nobody in his right mind uses disks anymore. You eigther have a
> network to somewehre (internet or local net) or you store the stuff on
> a CD, zip or partition.
That strikes me as extremely rude!  I have 20 rack mount computers here
that use an onboard ethernet card that MUST have recompiled kernel (and and
updated driver that's not currently in 2.2.12 source tree).  We didn't want
CD roms in them... My only choice is disk until I get past the "base"
install.  After that, I can install my custom kernel and use apt to get
ther rest of Debian.  

Are you telling me that because I've chosen not to buy CDroms for these
boxes and chose a motherboard with a newer Enet chip that I'm not allowed
to have Debian...?   

-- Darren

P.S.  Taking apart all 20 boxen to install a CDRom just for the
installation is not an option.  

Please cc all mailing list replies to me, also.
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