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

On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 14:11 -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> On 05/30/11 at 11:34am, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > > > Do I need to download and install pppoeconf + dependencies or is there
> > > > another way to get a PPPoE connection?
> > > 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?
> The gnome package does not depend on pulseaudio.
> > 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.
> I don't know if there is, but you seem to be aware of what you need already. build-essential, autcoconf, automake,etc. 
> Just install them each as 'apt-get install autoconf build-essential fakeroot subversion' etc.
> > 
> > "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
> > PPPoE.
> Pppoeconf is missing? Is this after you've completed the full installation? 

Yep, neither during installation, nor for the finished installation. I
used CD1 of the regular CDs and installed Debian stable, then I had no
issue regarding to PPPoE. Until now I'm satisfied, but there's still a
lot of work to do.

-- Ralf

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