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Old 12-19-2003, 10:27 PM   #1
satimis
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How to control installing Debian on net-installer


Hi all folks,

I used Sarge Netboot CD to install Debian 3.0 downloading packages from Debian website, filesystem ext3, bootloader LILO, etc., completely automatic after 'boot........' prompted. If I expect to manage the installation controlled by me to install filesystem reiser, bootload GRUB, partitioning hard drive, etc. how can I do it after 'boot.......' prompted.

What FS will be more appropriate for Debian 3.0, ext3 or reiser?

Kindly advise. Any pointer on instruction/manual re installing Debian from net would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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well I can't say much about Reiser or EXT3, although I prefer EXT3, however, you should have apt installed, if so run dselect or run apt-get aptitude ( aptitude is a console front end for apt) then run it, and as long as you have http or ftp sources in your apt sources list you should be aboe to install and remove programs with it. as far as reconfigurng the base config, i believe in sarge as well as woody, you can run dpkg-reconfigure base-configure and it will run the first reboot install procedure. -- good luck

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Old 12-22-2003, 12:36 AM   #3
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well I can't say much about Reiser or EXT3, although I prefer EXT3, however, you should have apt installed, if so run dselect or run apt-get aptitude ( aptitude is a console front end for apt) then run it, and as long as you have http or ftp sources in your apt sources list you should be aboe to install and remove programs with it. as far as reconfigurng the base config, i believe in sarge as well as woody, you can run dpkg-reconfigure base-configure and it will run the first reboot install procedure. -- good luck

--Alex
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your advice. Could you please explain in more detail.

My Debian box is now running LILO and Ext3. I expected to change them to GRUB and Reiser FS. Can I do it with apt-get? I have it installed already. OR I have to make another clean installation.

I have not installed 'dselect'. What is it used for?

Kindly advise. Thanks in advice.

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Old 12-22-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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dselect is automatically installed with the debian base system. as for installing grub that is possible with lilo already installed. changing the fs to Reiser, Im not sure how to do it. I know it is possible to do. but I don't know how without a reinstall. to run dselect type dselect at the prompt. If for some reason it doesn't open it up, use apt-get aptitude, then after aptitude is installed type aptitude at the prompt. Either way once in dselect or aptitude if you press the forward slash key then type what you're looking for i.e. GRUB, proceed to press the return key and it will find the first package with the letters grub in it. if it is not the package you want press the slash key again and return key it will search for the last phrase you searched for and it will select the next package containing the letters grub, once you find what you want press the "+" key and then you can install from there. In dselect to install just press the return key then press the return key again. if you are in aptitude press F10 then use the arrow keys to select install/remove packages from the first menu.

good luck sorry if instructions arn't too clear I'll poast again later, I just am in a rush to get to work right now.

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