newbie stupid questions..
dugan at libwais.sonoma.edu
Sat Jan 22 04:45:58 PST 2000
It would be slow over modem, and much faster over a LAN, or from your
work if they have a high speed Internet connection, but....
Debian has a system which allows you to write some floppy disk image files
out to a bunch f flloppy disks (I seem to recall about 12 to 18 3.5"
1.44Mb floppy disks) just to install a base system.
Once the base system was installed, you could use a LAN connection to an
NFS mount from another machine's HD (maybe at work? Maybe borrow one from
If NFS is not available, Debian had the ability to use other application
layer protocols to pull down an installation over various types of
networking connections (modem: very slow, cable modem to ethernet, much
faster, xDSL nice too.)
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