Re: debian instalation on laptop
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 03:15:15PM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> > Is there any difference in installing debian distribution on laptop computer
> > ?
> > milos
> When recompiling the kernel, you need to make sure you recompile
> pcmcia-modules as well. You have to be careful with pcmcia-cs that you
> don't suddenly lose network connectivity when upgrading the kernal (keep a
> spare copy of the deb's for both pcmcia-cs and pcmcia-modules for the old
> kernel, along with the deb of the old kernel).
I'd like to add, if adding the kernel via apt, make sure to grab the module
pack that contains the pcmcia modules, since it's packed seperately - this
is in addition to the support tools which you'll find in pcmcia-cs.
(when you build pcmcia-cs from source it coughs up these modules for you;
this is one context where life is easier for the user who makes their own.)
I'm a really big fan of
apt-get -d install <packagename>
...and then completing the install of these things locally. I'm also a big
fan of dpkg-repack so I can reconstruct a .deb file right before I'm about
to smash it (or a set of 'em) with an attempt to upgrade.
(This behavior means I have a choice between a new and featureful console-apt,
or an old but stable one. Ever since they changed the interface it crashes
whenever it encounters anything that would just cause apt-get to give some
sort of message. But this isn't laptop-ish so I'll shush now. But, if anyone
wants the really old deb, let me know. Alternatively, if anyone knows a sane
method to reconstruct say, late march's foo package, let me know...)
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...