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Re: Why use Debian? Why not Red Hat?

On Fri, 3 Sep 1999, Adam C Powell IV wrote:

> "Richard E. Hawkins" wrote:
> > Damon dabbled,
> >
> > > Seeing Debian is such an internet-centric (ie., apt) distribution, it
> > > would be nice if you could install the whole thing with one the one or
> > > two boot disks (I'm sure you can with redhat). Even if the boot disk had
> > > a little FTP client (like wget or curl), so you could switch to a VT and
> > > put them on that newly made EXT2 partition.

How does zero floppy install stack up? 

I installed my latest Debian slink from a single CD with no floppy
at all. In fact the floppy did not work at all, a fact I didn't
discover until much later.  Once the system was up, I pulled all the
updates off the net.

David Teague, dbt@cs.wcu.edu
Debian GNU/Linux Because software support is free, timely,
                 useful, technically accurate, and friendly.

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