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Re: [SLUG] Installing without CD drive.
On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 02:41:10PM +1000, Peter Hardy uttered:
> Heya SLUG.
> Thought I'd throw this one out there, because I know it's come up at various
> The current plan is to either hack up a debian install disk with PPP, or use
> a rescue disk like tomsrtbt to put the base packages on to the hard drive.
> Any suggestions?
Yes. Don't do what I did, and copy the debs from a net-connected
machine to the farking laptop. (You were at the CodeFest, you saw) It
took me just over 6 hours, and I had to resolve all dependencies
myself (including a _lovely_ Perl 5.004, Perl 5.005 and Debconf one)
Use floppies to start the install, and use modem and ppp (pppconfig in
Debian systems is _wuvley_) to download the rest.
"I'm a sysadmin because I couldn't beat a blind monkey in a coding contest."
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