Re: installation types (tape ?)
Ger Timmens <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| I (painlessly) installed the basesystem (rootdisk+basedsk1+basedisk2).
| I thought I could install from tape afterwards, however /dev/rmt0
| isn't known. Do I have to install from floppy? I sure don't hope so.
Another alternative is to use kermit. That's what I did. I installed
the base system and kermit.deb with floppy. I then strung a serial
cable from the linux box to my workstation and enabled a getty on
/dev/ttyS0. I used kermit to copy all the rest of the packages over
to the linux box.
It's slow, but it requires very little intervention. The only problem
I ran into was the bug in dpkg where it won't install packages from a
directory. I copied all the packages to /tmp and installed them
manually using something like the following:
for i in `ls /tmp`; do
zcat < /tmp/$i | cpio -idvm
dpkg -f `basename $i ".deb"`