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Re: How to use the net install CD with PPPoE?

On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 02:17 -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> On 05/30/11 at 01:03am, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> > On 5/29/2011 6:00 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > 
> > > Do I need to download and install pppoeconf + dependencies or is there
> > > another way to get a PPPoE connection?
> > 
> > You buy a cheap consumer router, like everyone else does who isn't
> > provided one by their ISP.  For instance:
> > 
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156001
> > 
> > Find something similar there in Germany.  Once you have it up and
> > running you'll kick yourself for not doing it long ago.  Saves lots of
> > time and prevents headaches such as the one you're currently fighting.
> You encourage him to buy something, and discourage him from learning? Where would we be if we all took your advice?
> Ralf didn't imply he was incapable of learning or that he was looking for the absolute fastest option. Maybe preface such advice, instead of implying that this sort of lazy response is the best or only one. 
> Maybe he has an interest in learning, or doesn't want to be behind a NAT, doesn't want to spend money, or likes the options a linux router provides. 

Today I wish to install with or without learning, it's just essential
that I can set up a new Linux.

On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 00:56 -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> Debian packages are binaries, because Debian is a binary distribution.
So there is no 'make' component to installation.
> The metapackage for X.org is xorg, and the metapackage for gnome is
simply gnome. So `apt-get install gnome xorg` should get you started if
you don't need to customize which packages to install.

It's said that I don't need to install PulseAudio, that's very important
for my needs, so the GNOME package doesn't set up PA?

Pardon for my broken English, I wish to know if there's a meta package
to install packages for "autoconf, subversion, checkinstall, fakeroot
build-essential kernel-package" etc. ... anyway, at the moment there's
no pppoeconf command after installing by the netinst CD.

"Debian Installer, starting with February 2007 supports installing a
system via PPPoE and will configure the system accordingly. At the
regular Debian Installer boot line just append modules=ppp-udeb (e.g.:
type installgui modules=ppp-udeb to start a graphical installation via
PPPoE). " (http://wiki.debian.org/PPPoE)

I did boot "install modules=ppp-udbe", but pppoeconf is missing. During
installation I didn't notice that there was an option regarding to

-- Ralf

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