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Re: Installing Debian over DHCP

Hi all,

here are so many good ideas and hints and tips, why not testing yourself
the current boot-floppies cvs and send patches? You know it all:

debian is a free and 'open' project. 

> erbenson@alaska.net said:
> > you don't need to unless you are installing the base system from NFS!
> > dbootstrap only installs base2_2.tgz nothing else, after that is
> > installed you have a self sustaining system that boots on its own,
> > you can then just setup dhcp from that, if dhcpd is not there just
> > download the package manually and dpkg -i it.  the actual package
> It's hard to download the client that will let your networking start to 
> function if you replaced your other OS. But I see your point here.
> > selection and installtion is done with dselect from your base system
> > not from dbootstrap. 
> Is there time to make sure that dhcp is in base_2_2.tgz then? Just to avoid 
> the chicken and egg problem if you replaced your only other OS :-).
> Or are we too late?

To checkout the cvs do following:  (only read access)

The following are bash commands you can
run to get the CVS area; other shell users should be able to translate
to their shell language easily.  Commands with a '#' are comments; you
don't have to type those.

  # if you are logged into to va.debian.org, aka cvs.debian.org:
  export CVSROOT=/cvs/debian-boot

  # if you are using 'ssh' to access the area, and you have an account
  # on va.debian.org  -- this is the recommended method:
  export CVS_RSH=ssh
  export CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.debian.org:/cvs/debian-boot
  cvs login
    # you will be prompted for a password -- just hit 'enter'

  # if you are using a pserver account (i.e., you need write access but
  # do not have an account on va, and you have been given a pserver
  # username and password):
  ### export CVSROOT=:pserver:<USERNAME>@cvs.debian.org:/cvs/debian-boot
  ### cvs login
    # enter the password you have been given

After that, all techniques are the same.  Simply check out the sources.
For the lastest (possibly unstable) version, do:

  cvs co boot-floppies


Happy hacking,


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