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RE: Network install of woody or sid via potato (was Re: Enough ti me wasted, moving on)

On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 13:09, McGillan, Patrick wrote:

> My preferred method, and I've used it twice in recent days, is to unplug
> from the network before the finish of the install. The program crashes out
> with a minimal install. Then I do these steps;
> plug the network back in
> edit '/etc/apt/sources.list' and change the word 'stable' to 'woody' on the
> line to be used
> apt-get update -- gets the latest package info
> apt-get install apt dpkg apt-utils -- update these packages first
> apt-get dist-upgrade -- may get some errors - just go to next step
> apt-get -f install -- force the upgrade that didn't work from above
> Works for me, your mileage may vary.
As an alternative, hit Alt-F3 to open another console during instalation
and edit sources.list there...

I don't do that because I want a rock solid base before I update but it
does work for desktop machines.

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