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Old 05-19-2003, 01:15 PM   #1
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Red face fast install in linux

what is the most fast install on ftp, http, nfs method???
Old 05-19-2003, 01:23 PM   #2
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What do you mean, exactly? Do you mean Linux installation method when you install the system? If so, cdrom method is the fastest, usually. If you've got really fast network, NFS method from a machine very close to the one you're installing to can be fast (the same with FTP and HTTP method). FTP/HTTP method is slowest in most cases (because of large size of data you need to download) - especially when you download from the Net. If you think about FTP/HTTP method, use your own server or find a very good mirror.
Old 05-19-2003, 04:38 PM   #3
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cdrom will be fastest but on your local network network install will be quite fast but if you want to do a ftp install it can take ages cause you have to download large files. go for cdrom
Old 05-19-2003, 05:51 PM   #4
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College Linux installed for me in about 15 mins - using the cd iso.
Old 05-19-2003, 06:20 PM   #5
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Surely this depends on what you want to do with your install? You can configure a linux router that boots off a floppy, which has got to be the fastest. But for normal systems I find Kickstart (using RedHat) over NFS/HTTP is really quick for multiple installations (if you have a local NFS/HTTP server). You can totally automate the process and no need to change CD's.

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