# [SLUG] Re: Installing without CD drive.

\begin{Peter Hardy}
> Even the base packages are in
> the order of 10 floppies.  I'm too lazy to shuffle that many disks, and I
> have all the cables I need.  But I couldn't see any ppp capability in toms
> disks.

just ferry the pppd.deb on a floppy and dpkg -i it. recurse for any
dependencies (there shouldn't be too many).

hacking the boot floppies requires a bit of "orientation" first -
it'll probably take you a good deal longer.

>  Which is why I started tinkering with the deb boot disks, with the
> goal of maybe installing via nfs (could we get any more evil?).

much faster to just suck the packages down over a PPP/SLIP/PLIP link
with HTTP or something, rather than NFS. NFS is good if you are short
on disk space, since you don't need to keep your own copy of the
.debs.

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- Gus

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