Re: A newbie chicken and egg question
On Fri, Apr 17, 1998 at 08:33:52AM +0100, John wrote:
> I have debian stable (base only) installed on a 400mb partition on my
> laptop. I am trying to install manpages so that I may look up answers to
> the questions I may have (like configuring to facilitate an ftp install
> via ppp of additional components).
> What I am trying to do is to download the required programs and
> dependencies for manpages on the win95 partition, transfer to floppy
> with rawrite, and install from there. I have no cdrom drive, which is
> why I have to install in such a roundabout fashion initially.
> I therefore need to know
> 1. what the name of the manpages archive is
> 2. the required dependencies relative to a base installation
> 3. how to install a particular file in the appropiate location without
> going through the GUI.
> Apologies if I appear to be trying to re-invent the wheel. If there is
> an easier way to accomplish what I am trying to, please tell me or pont
> me to the appropiate URL.
I'm not sure where in the install process you can start using ftp, but
these steps may help you use the windows hard drive instead of a floppy.
if you have a vfat filesystem for windows:
create a directory for mounting your windows drive
edit /etc/fstab to insert something like:
/dev/hda1 /dos vfat defaults 0 1
h for ide
a for first disk
1 for first partition
mount the windows disk
mount /dos or maybe mount /dev/hda1 /dos
Now you can copy files directly from the windows hard drive.
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