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Re: install

Mark put forth on 12/30/2009 3:12 PM:
> On 2009-12-30 at 12:25:05 -0500, softfox@catholic.org
> <mailto:softfox@catholic.org> wrote:
>> I am on the Debian site.
>> It is not really clear which file is to be used
>> to boot from a 3.5 floppy.
> Would hard drive booting work in this case?  I've looked at the Debian
> Installation Manual section before as this interests me but couldn't
> quite make sense of it with the information provided
> (http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04s04.html.en).  Seems
> like booting to a Live CD (even Ubuntu would work here), downloading the
> boot files and installation .iso to a separate partition on the hdd and
> booting from that might work, does that make sense to anyone else?

The OP asked for floppy boot install, the simplest method ever, and now you
recommend this as an option?  I'm guessing the OP wanted "simple".  And he
probably doesn't have a burner, or he wouldn't have asked for floppy install.

He hasn't mentioned his machine specs, so we just don't know what the proper
recommendation should be at this point.  At least many folks are chiming in
willing to help, which is always a good thing. :)


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