Network install on 712/80
I just installed Woody on a HP 712/80.
I noticed a few things:
- PALO needs a f0 type partition to boot from. The note does not reccomend a
size for this partition. I use 80Mb thinking it would be like /boot on my
other machines, but it does not seem to be used at all so I imagine I
could have used a lot less.
- NFS root installs are not easy. The diskless-createbasetgz tool is useful
but rather primitive. I might write a more convenient tool for the job if
I get round to it.
- Serious lack of reliable documentation on HP systems. This is a more
general problem. I'm going to write a mini HOWTO to install Debian on
this type of machine to document the stupid stuff I did.
Otherwise, very nice indeed! Well done to the port team!
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