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Re: [SLUG] Debian Install Question

I am more inclined to using a cdrom, even if i rip it out somewhere, and use
for install then put it back. You could always use the credit card debian
based rescue disk, which has a base install of debian, but I believe it is
based on Debian 2.1 and not 2.2, but don't hold me to that.

I have not installed with floppies since going 2.2, as I think it requires
to many compared to the old ways of 2.1

I guess it will be your choice in the end, just hope my view point helps in
some way.

By the way, the credit card cd I refer to can be found on
mirror.aarnet.edu.au in;


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Rennie <jwrennie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, 27 November 2000 9:30
Subject: [SLUG] Debian Install Question

>Hi all,
>I'm planning on installing debina on a box i have at home. However i have
>a few quick question as to how to go about it.
>Firstly i was planning to do a netowrk install of all of the distro, so i
>don't need a set of disks. However the base install needs 11 floppy disks
>plus the boot disks (right?).
>So what i would really like to knowis, is there a way to get a debian
>bootable cd image , that will do a base install, but without needed to
>download a whole disk image.
>I don't think i'd have 11 working floppy disks in the whole house, and the
>only other working floppy drive apart from the one on the machine i was
>instending to use is upstairs, so cycling disks would be an real pain
>(esp. as i have a knee and climbing stairs is what aggravates it).
>Any suggestions on a way around this ? I think i can get a couple of
>working floppies, just not 13.
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