Re: how to download the packages in Debian testing non-free before installing?
Scott Ferguson wrote:
Ignore that noise - I heard installation as installation of packages
*not* installation of the OS.
Oh, ok :)
Why you'd want to do instead of building from a netinstall CD (with any
required firmware packages) is another question. However:-
You 'could' use apt-zip[*1] or the "apt-get -d" with a live CD and then:-
# cp /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb somewhere_convenient.
Reverse that process after installation of the base packages.
Well, this laptop has two harddrives out of which I´ll make a software
RAID-1. Last time I checked, installing and booting from a RAID was only
possible by using LVM (and md), and the d/i of Testing was able to do
that pretty easily for me. I just want something that works the way I
need it to, without having to do trial and error and having to put
Windoze back on the laptop to be able to burn more CDs or DVDs and then
making another try.
Some things built into this laptop might never work and it won´t really
matter (like I really don´t need a fingerprint scanner ...), but if I
can´t get the wireless card to work, I´m screwed.