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Old 06-07-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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Debian Etch and Kanotix packages, and dial up connections

I have intended to use Debian as my next distro, but ended up ordering a disk set that never arrived from a reseller who refuses to respond to e-mails, followed by downloading both the Etch beta 2 and daily netinstallers and having both ( despite claiming to support dialup ppp connections ) refuse to use anything but an ethernet connection.

What I would like to know is:

a.) if the Etch disk 1 iso contains working dial-up support, or if the necessary packages are on disks 2 or 3 instead;

b.) if Kanotix Lite might be a faster one-disk solution than the Etch disk 1 iso for a fairly basic system with an X desktop and dial-up, as I have the time to download one of the two this week, but only one ( note that I would install Kanotix to the hard drive in that event, the live-CD ability itself has very little use for me );

c.) if there is some way to make either of the netinstall discs actually recognise a dial-up connection before I throw them out ( I assume this would take some sort of special boot option, as I was never presented with any options anywhere in the installation menu, and the few available shell commands were too limited for me to do anything with ).

Thank you.


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