larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Aug 25 11:47:24 CDT 2004
Boot from woody disk 1 and use the boot command "linux bf24". Then when
it gets to asking you where your packages are, just use ftp, ignore the CD.
Honestly, I've never needed more than one CD to install Debian. (Well,
save for a potato install I did way back when before I had any clue what
I was doing. <g> That was 2 CDs I got from someone else, no idea where
he got them.)
These days, I'd say just get the Sarge NetInstall CD. It's only a 100
MB image or so, and then pulls nearly everything off the network so you
get the newest versions of it all.
Fhealy at aol.com wrote:
> I downloaded 7 CD Iso images of Debian Woody. If you boot from disk 2 you get the 2.2 kernel with no other choices. I have built a few systems like this and later upgraded to 2.4 and ext3. If you boot from cd 5 you get the 2.4bf kernel that I later upgrade to 2.4(686). I would like to know where these "better" ISOs are abailable from.
> In a message dated 8/24/2004 10:37:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Martin Maney <maney at pobox.com> writes:
>>On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 09:46:16PM -0400, Fhealy at aol.com wrote:
>>>That said, there are a lot of quirks to Debian. If you downloaded
>>>and installed from CD images, you must boot from CD-5 to get the 2.4
>>>kernel and ext-3 during the install. Once you install, you must
>>This has never been the case with any Woody install CD I've ever seen.
>>"bf24" is the boot kernel choice for that, and it's documented in the
>>usual way way in one of the boot help screens as well as the
>>installation docs. There are three or four different install kernels
>>to choose from, and always have been as far back as I can recall (the
>>choices used to include a stripped down one that could install in as
>>little as 4M of RAM, but that was a long time ago - Bo, maybe Hamm, but
>>by Slink you needed at least 8M IIRC).
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