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Re: Woody rescue disk for Libretto L50/70/100/110



On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 03:19:45AM -0400, Terry Mathews wrote:
> > Install Potato on the machine, then upgrade it to Woody. Upgrading
> > Debian is easy, read info from Woody Release Notes.
> 
> 
> Not to be argumentative, but isn't this incredibly wasteful considering the
> only change necessary to the base rescue disk is the addition of one (small)
> driver... I'd do it myself if I could.

Depends on the point of view. You can do the woody install and upgrade
to potato yourself, and it is easier than creating a new boot disk
with suitable drivers for your laptop. 

You can also do a special boot disk yourself. So you have two methods
to solving your problem that do not need outside help. I believe all
necessary info is available from Debian Install manual and Release
Notes.

On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 09:43:14PM -0400, Terry Mathews wrote:
> Can someone cook me up a Woody i386 rescue disk with this driver so
> that I can install Woody? I found a +disk for Potato, but AFAIK I
> can't start the system up with a Potato boot disk to install Woody.
> >

My answer was mainly related to this. I pointed out that you can first
install potato and then upgrade it to woody, effectively using a
Potato boot disk to get Woody installed. If you have a Potato boot
disk that works on your laptop, I would use that because it is faster
than creating a new boot disk.

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