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Old 04-07-2004, 07:28 PM   #1
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debian ftp/http network install?


Ok, I want to give my hand at debian.. I ahve an old 400mhz machine that I want to try debian out with... (Im a slackware guy ) however its just going to be a server.. I need cups and samba.. and will probably put bind and openldap on to play with. but that is all i want

anyways... The install docs kinda suck.... Can anyone tell me what floppies I will need to get to do a ftp/http install?? (or point me to a website that explains it better)

I dont have a cdrom on this machine at all.


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Old 04-07-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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You can do it with the 6 total floppies. You will need the root floppy, the rescue floppy, and the four driver floppies (at least there were four last time i used floppies). You should be able to find all of those on www.debian.org under "getting debian". After starting with rescue then the root floppies and then installing the modules then you can chose an online source for the base install. If you have any other questions feel free to post again. (the mo' specific the mo' betta).

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Old 04-07-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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souljah.. sweet!! basically I need all the files under the main directory (besides the directory)
 
Old 04-07-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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Also, the new(beta) installer supports netistalls now. There are official CD netinstall images. It might be worth it to give it a try if you have more bandwidth than patience for floppies.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 08:35 PM   #5
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Also, the new(beta) installer supports netistalls now. There are official CD netinstall images. It might be worth it to give it a try if you have more bandwidth than patience for floppies.
bandwidth is not problem.. the machine has no cdrom.. thats the problem
 
Old 04-07-2004, 08:37 PM   #6
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I guess that would do it....
 
Old 04-07-2004, 09:56 PM   #7
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I should point out that if you have fairly standard hardware, you can get away with only having the first 2 floppies - the boot and the rescue floppy.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #8
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I should point out that if you have fairly standard hardware, you can get away with only having the first 2 floppies - the boot and the rescue floppy.
It's an older machine... intel chipset intel, intel 810 realtek netcard.

Im going to continue to use this thread....

I have read that debian still uses the 2.2 kernel (yikes) Do I need to get the rescue and boot from the "bf24" folder to get a 2.4 kernel????
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:43 PM   #9
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yes, use the floppies from the bf24 directory to get a 2.4.18-bf24 kernel by default. I would still recommend recompiling once you finish with your install. www.tldp.org has a great recompile howto, and of course this forum has plenty of help if you run into problems. Enjoy
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:09 PM   #10
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yes, use the floppies from the bf24 directory to get a 2.4.18-bf24 kernel by default. I would still recommend recompiling once you finish with your install. www.tldp.org has a great recompile howto, and of course this forum has plenty of help if you run into problems. Enjoy
I am going to compile 2.6.5, is debian 2.6 ready? or will i need moduitls etc??
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:16 PM   #11
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debian is 2.6 ready, yet if you are going to use stable, you will need to get the module-init-utils from www.backports.org. If you are using testing of unstable you can apt-get the package module-init-utils. Enjoy.
 
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debian is 2.6 ready, yet if you are going to use stable, you will need to get the module-init-utils from www.backports.org. If you are using testing of unstable you can apt-get the package module-init-utils. Enjoy.
Thanks for the info! I will be using stable ( I guess that would be woody)
 
  


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