Re: more net install
On 03-Sep-99 Ron Stordahl wrote:
>: Oh woops, that was supposed to read 'do that before running dselect' :>
>: > the apt step after doing all I can from the CD. The apt step is very
>: > as it updates anything which is old from the CD's and perhaps adds new
>: > things which are not on the CD, all while saving me hours and hours of
>: > download time if I were to do 100% network install. Its a very good
>: > combination!
>: You can get APT 0.3.11.1 from http://www.debian.org/~jgg/ which has
>: native support for CD-ROMS, run the apt-cdrom tool and you can combine the
>: CD with the downloading with preference given to the CD.
> Maybe I am not making it clear that at that point I am in the middle of
> executing an install script from the CD. I see no way to abort it while
> retaining the profiles completing the execution of that script, which does
> additional needed things after dselect completes.
At any time, press Alt+F2 to switch to another console. During the install,
simply pressing Enter will give you a command prompt where you can do other
things. Once you have linux installed, you can do this is a well, from F1 - F6.
Then, when you are done doing your stuff there, press Alt+F1 to get back to
dselect or wherever you left off.
Nearly every complex solution to a programming problem that I
have looked at carefully has turned out to be wrong.
-- Brent Welch