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Re: Installing debian via network

03.11.2002 04:29:40, Rob Weir <rweir@softhome.net> wrote:

First I want to thank for the answer.

> [Please start a new thread for a new question, it makes it much easier
> for people to follow the list and makes it more likely that you'll get
> an answer.]

I'm not sure I understand what you want to say with this.
Didn't I start a new thread.? Or was there already an equal named thread ?
I'm quiet new to this list, so maybe I didn't get it.

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 11:10:58AM +0100, Michael Naumann wrote:
> > Now I have a second Box, currently running SuSe.
> > This box is connected via ethernet to the woody box.
> > What I want to do is to install debian on this box.
> > I don't mind if I loose everything currently on this box.
> >
> > My question:
> > What would be the preferred (and fastest) way to make
> > use of the woody box, the currently running os and
> > the running network to get the system switched to debian?
> I'm fairly sure that each CD is directly apt'able, so you could just
> mount each of the images on your 'server' machine inside the document
> root for your webserver (or ftp server if you prefer), then point apt on
> the client machine at each mounted image (that means 7 entries in your
> sources.list).
> If you're willing to put in a bit more effort you could use something
> like apt-proxy or apt-ftparchive to take all the packages and put them
> into a proper Debian repsoitory.

I'm definitely willing to put as much effort in this process as is needed.
I'm fairly familiar with all kind of Unixes, esp. Linux.
But debian is really new to me. Only some weeks ago I set up my first box
with it. I love it. I know, I'm going to switch all my boxes (home and office)
to debian as time comes.
And my dream is, I can do this without ever again inserting a cd or floppy.
Well, I know this is hard stuff, even if I already have Linux on the target-box.
And, of course, this is absolutely no must.

I now have two items I can begin to dig (apt-proxy and apt-ftparchive).
Pitty, the man-pages are not very enlightning (on this point).
Where would I best begin to start reading.

> -rob

Thnx again, Michael

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