Re: potato boot floppies and FTP/HTTP install
>>>>> "S" == S Salman Ahmed <email@example.com> writes:
S> I recently tried using Corel Linux and Caldera on this one spare
S> system I have at work just because I had received free copies of those
S> CDs. After trying to get used to these "other" distributions I decided
S> enough was enough and just had to go back to good old Debian.
S> I'd like to do a ftp/http install of potato on this system since we have
S> a fast connection at work. How many boot floppies are required to do
S> this kind of ftp/http install ?
There are several `flavors' of i386 boot floppy sets. You might want
to try the `compact' or `idepci' version (see the README in the ftp
archive). With `compact', often the NIC driver for your card will be
built into the kernel, and you'll be able to "netfetch" both the
drivers and the base system. Both `compact' and `idepci' are a 3
disk set - rescue, root, and drivers. The vanilla kernel is still a
5 disk set.
S> And secondly, where can I download these potato boot floppies/images
S> from ?
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