Toshiba 2805-S302 Woody
Any tips for a Toshiba 2805-S302 laptop? I'll be doing a network install.
It's been a while since I installed Debian. Last time I installed woody on
a desktop it took a few tries to get it.
On my desktop install I used the woody idepci boot disk which had my LAN
driver for that machine. I believe the Toshiba has a Intel 82557 10/100
EtherPro (from http://pag.lcs.mit.edu/~adonovan/toshiba.html), but not 100%
sure since that's a slightly different model. IIRC, I only need a single
diskette to get to the network install part. I thought there was a list of
files on the idepci disk, but I can't seem to find it now.
Is the Woody idepci boot disk a good choice to start with? (Or is there a
2.4 kernel boot disk available?)
The laptop should be desktop + development. On my last debian woody/sid
experience I didn't use tasksel or dselect. Maybe I just got scared, but
they seemed to install much more than I wanted so I just installed base and
then did apt-get install to load the package. I'm sure that was the hard
way to go.
The other pain I remember was getting X's fonts to look reasonably OK. I
remember installing true type fonts. I installed font servers, too, which
I'm sure I didn't need to do. Is there a less painful path to get good
Thanks very much,
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