Creating small router systems
Our goal is to setup a number of small Debian systems, fairly small and
simple, on old 486's to use as routers. These each have 8M memory,
Ethernet, and a small hard disk; no CDROM.
[We have a portable CDROM (Mountain), but couldn't find a Linux Driver for
I want to confirm if I understand the easiest way to do this;
1) install base system from floppies; then install rest over network.
-- Base system includes networking and FTP?
-- Can we FTP from a CDROM on another local system?
-- I presume it could it be a W95 FTP server?
2) physically move the target hard disk to a support system, and run the
install process there, and then unplug and move back.
-- Is the install in any way localized to the installing system?
-- it would be a different disk position, different procesor (Pentium
We tried #2, and had some odd problems, unsure of the origin.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
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