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spawn of debian: choosing a live-boot CD distro

ultimately what we're after is a debian-based install that does
server functions (email, web, database) that has GOOD DETECTION
ROUTINES at install, such as


any opinions on using these to detect hardware, install, and
serve, serve, serve?

we have direct experience with knoppix and morphix -- both have
good hardware detection, but insist on installing all kinds of
desktop/gui stuff.

trying to get a woody (or sarge, for that matter) up and running
on our raid server was a morass wed on't want to try again soon.
morphix detected everything, we installed, and then set runlevel
2 to NOT launch any X apps.

isn't there a cleaner way without having to be a brilliant
hardware guru?

I use Debian/GNU Linux version 3.0;
Linux boss 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i586 unknown
DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #46 from Will Trillich <will@serensoft.com>
Troubled by MAC-FORMAT TEXT FILES? There are many ways
to translate CR to LF. VIM can help, with these steps:
	:set ffs=mac
	:set ff=unix
and then save/write the file (":opt" for more info).
In perl, this'll do the trick:
	perl -pi.mac -l12 -015 -e ';' filename*pattern.txt
(that's a <hyphen-el-one-two> and <hyphen-zero-one-five>, by
the way -- see "perldoc perlrun" for more info.)

Also see http://newbieDoc.sourceForge.net/ ...

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