Some questions after preliminary debian installations
- To: debian-user@Pixar.com
- Subject: Some questions after preliminary debian installations
- From: Alan Eugene Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 16:38:39 +1000 (GST)
- Message-id: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960201163645.14771Aemail@example.com>
First, I want to thank members of this group for responding rapidly to
my problems and questions, and thoughtfully. This group is in itself
a strong arguement in favor of uprading to Debian.
I have now installed debian Linux three times, and would like to ask
some questions before proceeding further.
1. I want to upgrade to ELF. Is the development stuff really that
bad? What steps would I have to take on a new base system (with few
or no new packages installed) to avail myself of libc5, new binutils,
and gcc 2.7.2? I tried installing the libraries, etc.; a
wild-goose-chase ensued, with each package indicating a bunch of
binaries it depended upon. In the end, ???? I haven't been able to
get the ELF stuff from the development area to run, at least not all
2. Each time I have installed, I have had to make two passes at
installing disks 1-3. The first pass is accompanied by messages warning
that bdflush is not running. After the second pass, the system has
been running ok.
3. I have a 30MB partition in the lower 500 MB /1024 cylinders of the drive,
from which to boot Linux. What is a good scheme for the directories?
I have called it root, and mounted the larger, 300MB partition as
/usr. I have already had to set up a /usr/root directory and make
/root a symbolic link to it. Sorry. I know this is in the FM, but I
don't remember where, I don't have the FM at hand easily. I am now
searching for this.
4. Related to #1: Is has been suggested that one install 0.93, then
upgrade piecemeal. Is it really alot better to install the whole
0.93, everything, before upgrading piece by piece? Does anyone have a
concrete working plan that has worked? Most of the stuff I am using
is not being mentioned in the bug questions, as far as I know. I have
had great success taking chances with BETA Linux stuff; is this debian
development (_ALPHA_) stuff that much worse? (Repeating #1).
Thanks to many who have helped.