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RE: Re[2]: The vexed 2-CD problem...


In my opinion, multi_cd is quite unintuitive and difficult for someone new
to debian to understand. There is no clear explanantion of when to change
the disks, what to enter at each prompt and how to do the update.  I should
know too, I had great trouble with it. Ended up mounting the disk manually
and installing from there.

These things should generally be approached from the point of view of: If I
was technical but totally new to debian (not UNIX/Linux) and just wanted to
install the CD set, could I just put the disk in and follow the prompts?
Particularly relevant for dselelct as it seems to be more used by newer

I have seem many problems posted here recently.



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve McIntyre [mailto:stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 1999 6:04 AM
To: ruptured-duck@home.com
Subject: Re: Re[2]: The vexed 2-CD problem... 

Bob Bernstein writes:
>Now as to the abovementioned 'vexed problem,' since I'm the resident Debian
>advocate where I hang out, has any progress been made on the two-cd thing?
>they work now?

I presume you're talking about getting the multi-cd install method
working? Exactly what problems have you had? It works fine for me and lots
of other people as far as I can tell, but admittedly I cheated in learning
how it works - I helped write it...

Please, if you have any problems let me know.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.
  Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that
  must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one on
  far end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with a
  knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony DeBoer

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