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Re: Installing Debian over DHCP

On 13/1/2000 Renaud Dreyer wrote:

I have a friend who's about to switch from MkLinux to LinuxPPC, and who I'm
trying to convince to try Debian. He has cable modem so FTP installation
should be easy (I downaloaded all the packages I'd chosen in 13 minutes...),
however he's using DHCP. I didn't see any option to use this from the
installer (it's either static or PPP it seems). Is there a hack he could
use to make this work? I was think it might be possible
to temporarily exit the installer, go into a shell, get the DHCP package
(previously downloaded on another partition), launch it manually and then
go back to the installer. Would that work?

unless you are installing the base system from over NFS you don't need any network access in dbootstrap, I do not know if dhcp is in the base system or not, if not (which would be somewhat broken given the pervasiveness of this nasty dhcp `thing') you would have to just go find the deb package and install it manually then you would have no problems using apt + dselect to install the rest of the system.

now if you are installing base from nfs that is not over the cable modem just use private IP addresses to access your private lan.

Ethan Benson
To obtain my PGP key: http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/pgp/

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