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Re: Networking - dhcp-client

Hi Alan

If you've got a broadband connection, it is really simple. Change your /etc/apt/sources.list to: http://.......etc/debian stable main (stable is woody and it means that when sarge becomes stable you will upgrade seamlessly) There is also a command to upgrade your sources list automatically but I can't recall it offhand - you should also include the source for security patches.

And then use dselect as described in Note 3.4 within:
http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/i386/release-notes/ch- upgrading.en.html

I almost always use dselect to add and remove packages - it's just so easy ;-) No floppies, no CD's just instant gratification ;-)

Have fun!


On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 12:21 pm, <ajlakin@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:


That's really helpful. Thanks.

I currently use Window Maker and Potato zips along quite nicely, even on 1 meg of video ram 8-0 The good news is I will be popping an STB 128 Velocity in there (when the guy at work remembers to bring it in) soon and I have a nice 17" monitor to enjoy. I used FluxBox on my Mandrake box for a while and liked it alot. I may revist it again when I have Woody onboard.

I'm new to the download and burn routine and have not yet done this with a debian distro. I note from the site that jigdo is the way of the future. I'll have to read up on this before I can make any progress by the looks of it.

Can I assume that if teal is plugged into my network (albeit not actually working on the network) when I pop the Woody install CD into the CDROM and ask it to upgrade, it will look at the network card and connection and do something about it there and then? If not I will be left in the position from which I started.

       Alan Lakin

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