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Re: Installing Debian over DHCP

> From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net>

> 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.

Hmmm... But would that allow him to install using the "tasks" or "profiles"
methods, or would he have to do it package by package? He's insisting
strongly on installing some sort of baseline distribution.

I thought installation using profiles or tasks were only done from the
install script?

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