You can pull the entire archive on to a straight MSDOS partition. That's why we provide an MSDOS area on the FTP system. After you get the system running, install dpkg-1.4.x.x.deb by hand, and then run "dpkg-scanpackages" on all of those packages. You can then use dselect to select and install them. Bruce -- This message was distributed manually by Bruce@debian.org after the list initially failed to distribute it.