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Old 04-25-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
machiner
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Tutorial: Installing Debian, net installer, DSL, x86


I have written a Debian install tutorial and would like some eyes on it critiquing it for clarity and ease of instruction. I know I'm a lousy writer -

Please check it out at Installing Debian GNU/Linux

Thank you very much for yor time and assistance.

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machiner

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Old 04-25-2005, 01:55 PM   #2
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I have one suggestion. For the installer part, you may want to mention some other boot options. For example, on my Dell Inspiron laptop, if I boot the netinst CD, I see a garbled display unless I add "vga=771" as a boot parameter. On top of that, Dell laptops have a resource range problem that requires entering "exclude port 0x800-0x8ff" in pcmcia configuration. The only way that can be entered at all is in "expert" mode. Therefore, the only way I could get Debian to install on my laptop is to boot with:
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expert26 vga=771
 
Old 04-25-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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Hi

Thanks for your comment. Can I take the easy way out and include your tip in the comments section of the install article on my site?

If no, then I will rewrite a paragraph in the beginning of my tutorial to mention your tip.

Again, thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for.

Regards,
machiner
 
Old 04-25-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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Yes of course feel free to add as a comment
 
Old 04-25-2005, 03:39 PM   #5
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Thank you very much


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