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Re: May I have a document about manually preparing a Debian system?

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:05 PM, Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 03:14:07 -0400 (EDT), Magicloud Magiclouds wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> wrote:
>>> There are a number of different installation methods available.  They
>>> are described in the installation instructions.  Use the one that
>>> suits you best.  What I usually do is take the "netboot" mini.iso
>>> image and "burn" it to a CD-R.  Then I boot from the CD.  But there are
>>> other alternatives.  For example, you can make a bootable USB stick,
>>> commonly called a "thumb drive", and boot from it.  There are other
>>> installation methods that allow the installer to be started from a
>>> pre-existing Unix or Linux system, or from a Windows system.  Years
>>> ago, you could also create a bootable floppy disk and boot from a
>>> floppy.  But that installation method is no longer supported.  Etch
>>> is the last release that supported "boot floppy" installation.  In
>>> short, there's no substitute for reading the directions.
>> Customing d-i is so hard. Many things confused me on the documents.
>> Cannot I just start with debootstrap?
> My reply to another one of your posts applies here also:
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2010/09/msg02353.html
> Why don't you just tell us exactly what you are trying to do?
> And please stop top posting!
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_posting
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Sorry for that.
Anyway, I have tried a few things and things seem smooth till I cannot
`svn co svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/svn/d-i/trunk`.
With svn+ssh, I was asked for a password, which I have absolutely no
idea. Without +ssh, svn just hung there. I do not know what happened.

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