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Re: Installing Sid

On Monday 20 April 2009 19:21:30 Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Mon,20.Apr.09, 15:59:04, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > I am planning to install Sid on a test machine.  I may set up a dual or
> > triple boot with other distros I want to look at, so being able to
> > control the partitions is important.
> >
> > Googling, and searching the Debian site, seem to suggest that the best
> > way of going about this would be to download a daily build of the
> > installer and install from it; then immediately after installation, edit
> > the sources.list to replace testing with unstable, aptitude update,
> > (aptitude upgrade?), aptitude dist-upgrade.
> You can install sid directly if you use the business-card image and
> select 'expert' install. You will be prompted for the distribution to
> install. Of course, you need some decent connection to complete the
> install, because the business-card image is to small to hold any
> packages.
> Just be careful, when selecting the kernel choose 2.6.29-1-<flavor>
> directly and not some of the dummy packages pulling the "latest" kernel
> as they still point to 2.6.26 (which is not available in sid anymore).
> It's not a fatal error (you can go back), but it will save you some
> time.
> Regards,
> Andrei

Thanks, Andrei.  That is great.  I shall try it - after all, I have nothing to 
lose but some time if I mess up.  I might even try several methods out, to 
see which I prefer.


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