Re: Toshiba 2805-S302 Woody
I would suggest going with some woody netinst cd's. I don't have any
urls handy, but I'm sure that a quick look at google will show you what
you want. I've used both a disk with a 2.4bf kernel flavor which worked
quite well and supported everything, and the disk I used to install this
laptop was a 2.4.18-xfs plus a bunch of other things. I would highly
recommend and xfs install, particularly on a laptop.
On Sat, 2002-06-15 at 08:09, Bill Moseley wrote:
> 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
> looking fonts?
> Thanks very much,
> Bill Moseley
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