Re: Installing debian via network
03.11.2002 17:16:13, "Donald R. Spoon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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>The "fastest" way, IMHO, is to use the Debian CDs on the SuSE computer
>and do a "clean' install. This will over-write your current SuSE install.
>If you have some files on your SuSE box that you might want to preserve,
>you might want to look at section 3.7 in the Debian "Installation
>Manual" (http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/install for the i386
>arch.) since this section was written specifically for your situation.
>I have not tried that procedure here, so YMMV...
>I personally like the "network install". It is just about as fast or
>faster if you have a broadband connection and also if you include the
>time to d/l the CD iso images and burn them into the comparison. Since
>you might already have the Debian CDs, then using them would be faster
>since the data transfer speeds on a moderatly well-configured modern
>computer is faster than the network can supply. Also, you don't have to
>worry about bad downloads. Again, depending on your setup, YMMV. Doing
>a network install for the SuSE box would require you to set up your
>current Debian box as a "gateway" to the Internet I suspect... plus grab
>the "rescue" and "root" boot-floppies you want for your SuSE computer.
>Others have given you some other options to look at, but I am not
>familiar with them, so I can't comment. The above comments are just
>pointing out some other options you might not be aware of...
Thanx, Don, for the pointer.
As I'm not in a hurry with converting, I'll thoroughly browse the reference
>Cheers & Good Luck!