[ILUG] Debian install
martin at tuatha.org
Wed Jan 10 15:51:02 GMT 2001
On Wed, 10 Jan 2001 15:10:34 Mel wrote:
> Only getting around to doing this now. Will the Potato installation disks
> do me for installing woody? The disks-i386 seems remarkably empty
Woody is just a set of upgrades on top of potato and not a distribution in
itself. Debian distributions rarely have boot disks until they've been
released as stable distributions.
Just do a minimal potato install then change your /etc/apt/sources.list to
also include woody.
So if your /etc/apt/sources.list has:
deb ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.debian.org/debian potato main contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US potato/non-US main contrib
then also _add_:
deb ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.debian.org/debian woody main contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main contrib
Do "apt-get update", "apt-get dist-upgrade". This will get you to a minimal
woody install. Next run dselect and do an update, then select whatever
packages you want to install.
PS: if you're feeling really brave, you could go straight for the sid
distribution. I use it and it only breaks every couple of weeks, but if you
keep and eye on which packages are being upgraded you can watch out for
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