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Re: woody installation confusion

On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 02:06:02PM +0200, Andreas Wüst wrote:
> Hi
> After having read a lot of previous posts on this list and some amount of
> documentation, I have to admit that I am quite confused about the installation
> of woody on my TiBook.
> In "Re: tiBook(Titanium), Debian install problems (mac-fdisk, 30GB)" I've read
> that the root disk in woody is being corrupt at the moment, when written into the
> 1.44MB image. But, if I want to install from harddisk, does this also belong
> to me? I dont think that there is any 1.44MB restriction on my HD (it's been
> to expensive for such a small amount of space ;) ). So I just need to download
> the kernel, yaboot, yaboot.conf and root.bin?

the problem is root.bin is always 1.44MB  doesn't matter whether you
put it on a floppy or not.  

> I've also read that there is no base system package like in potato (except the one Ethan Benson created, but penguin.ppc is down..), and someone told me to mirror the base packages on my harddisk, though I don't know which packages I have to donwload for this? I don't have a very good dial-up connection, so I am not able to donwload mb's of packages just for fun :(.

you must have a network connection that does not use ppp or pppoe
protocols to install right now.  otherwise you must have a
basedebs.tgz.  i would make one but penguinppc is homeless atm.

> Or would it be recommended at the moment to install potato base and then
> dist-upgrade? Michel told me that the woody boot floppies are quite better than
> the potato ones, so I focuesd on installing woody directly.

they are, but since i stopped working on them they seem to have
decayed and rotted into a mess again.  

potato will work, but you have to do all the bootloader stuff yourself
and be sure you do it correctly, the installer will NOT warn or check
anything for errors.  (and EVERYONE seems to screw it up, that why i
like woody boot-floppies, its next to impossible to screw up, it won't
let you).

> BTW: Does there already exist an installation manual for woody like the ones
> for potato?

yes, its in flux, but its available in the same place as woody
boot-floppies, just like potato.

> -- 
> Kind regards,
> Andi
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Ethan Benson

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