Re: Integrate Knoppix in Debian (was: Re: Debian Enterprise?)
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Philip Charles wrote:
> > My objective is to install a standard Debian system on the target HD and
> Sorry, but I'm afraid I'm going crazy.
> IF YOU WANT A DEBIAN SYSTEM USE THE DEBIAN INSTALLATION SYSTEM. UNTIL
> WOODY IT WAS BOOTFLOPPY IT WILL BY DEBIAN-INSTALLER FOR SARGE<FULLSTOP>
> Anybody who expects to get a Debian system by installing any CD which
> has not the main description DEBIAN on it is wrong. Please don't whine
> on debian-devel if you have troule on turning back something you installed
> from a random shiny CD into a Debian system.
I am not whining. I apologise if I gave this impression.
> If you have trouble with the way Debian does its installation subscribe
> to the relevant list and fix the problems in the installation system.
I have been subscribed to the relevant lists for a number of years and
made contributions to debian-cd. I am very much aware of the good work
that both these teams do.
I also have adapted boot-floppies and debian-cd and produce the Debian
I am also working closely with a computer and component wholesaler to
produce a rapid and low intervention installation system that installs a
preconfigured system. This installation system needs to be usable by
people with little if any GNU/Linux experience (read "a mindless
The Knoppix scheme has some obvious advantages and my experience to date
suggests that it can be adapted to install a standard Debian system, but
there are still some problems to be solved. Such a specialised
installation system can never replace the standard Debian installer.
Philip Charles; 39a Paterson Street, Abbotsford, Dunedin, New Zealand
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