[CrackMonkey] [Pigdog] Re: Camp Linux (Was: Article idea?)
Paul J Collins
sneakums at eircom.net
Mon Jul 24 14:23:25 PDT 2000
>>>>> "Rick" == Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> writes:
Rick> begin Paul J Collins quotation:
>> If I had the means to obtain Debian (potato or above), I would run it.
Rick> Practical if either:
Rick> (1) The machine has any form of Internet access, including 28.8 kbps
I have 56k Internet access, but I pay for the calls; not a major
consideration, it's around 60c an hour off-peak.
Rick> Get five floppy images from
My floppy drive does not work, and never has (I think it's the
Rick> Specifically, rescue.bin, root.bin, driver-1.bin,
Rick> driver-2.bin, driver-3.bin . Write them to floppies using
Rick> either dd or RAWRITE.EXE . Boot the rescue disk. Continue
Rick> through the installation as directed. The Debian Base
Rick> System (equivalent of 11 diskettes, whose images you _can_
Rick> retrieve and install from floppies) will by default be
Rick> retrieved and installed from the Internet via http. You can
Rick> then build up your machine as desired, after that. See:
That sounds very cool. Aargh, now I'm getting ideas...
Rick> (2) You're within driving distance of Menlo Park, CA,
Alas, no. Ireland.
Rick> That's where my house is. We have a full Debian mirror
Rick> on-site, and can lend ethernet cards.
Rick> (3) You don't mind trying a set of pre-release, unofficial Debian
I hear the current potato snaps are close to rock-solid, so that don't
bother me none.
Rick> See the vendor list at http://www.debian.org/distrib/vendors
I'll check that out. Is the Debian CD bootable?
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