Re: Essential bloat [was: Debian on CDROM]
"Darren O. Benham" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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> 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...?
I´m just telling you that you made yourself a lot of extra work.
Just install one box, compile a kernel that supports your hardware and
stick that onto the rescue disk. You probably have a aleady running
linux somewhere when you buy 20 rack mount computers, so you don´t
even need the base disks for the first rack one.
Esspecially for people with many computers its just a waste of time
and effort to insall base via disks.
May the Source be with you.
PS: Telling you that you are not in the right mind isn´t ment rude, I
just want to emphasise that in 99.9% no base disks are needed and in
50% basedisks are still used.