Re: Installing Debian over DHCP
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.
> email@example.com 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:
# if you are using 'ssh' to access the area, and you have an account
# on va.debian.org -- this is the recommended method:
# 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