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Re: SOLVED (-ish) easy way to install sid by ftp?

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 17:49, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 03:42:44PM +0100, Richard Lyons wrote:
> > Yes, I did try Woody.  Once again, I get problems with the networking.
> > Networking is up from the CD, but dead when rebooted from the hd.  Using
> > CD in rescue mode gets it up again.  Some pcmcia nic config thing... I'm
> > in hte middle of trying Mepis at the moment.  I'll see how that goes.
> Sounds like you're missing a kernel module when booting normally.

I think you are right.  It is just too much like hard work to start fiddling 
with modules at that point - especially if the networking disappears and you 
have to run up and down stairs to compare with a working installation with 
the help of handwritten notes.

In the mean time, I have downloaded and burnt the mepis latest install disk 
(latest from the free mirror, at least).  That installed without any 
intervention at all from me, and works (with no problems evident 

The install to hard disk is sweeter than the knopix.  ISTR that knoppix forces 
an install onto one partition.  Mepis lets you use two partitons.  Obviously 
it is not too challenging to move the bits you want to have on other 
partitions afterwards.  I'm quite impressed with it so far.  Like knoppix, it 
seems to be a mixture of testing/unstable. I'll play with it for a while 
as-is, before switching to unstable.


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