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Re: new mini-howto - 'bootstrap' debian install with redhat/tomsrtbt/etc

Disconnect wrote:
> According to the docs, this list is the first step in creating a howto, so
> here goes..
> I am working on a mini-howto on installing debian using redhat (more
> drivers at boot) or tomsrtbt as a bootstrap.  The premise is you have a
> tomsrtbt or redhat install or rescue kit that has all the drivers you need
> (or at least hd/cd/network) and you want to install debian.
> Basic steps are:
> Install debian onto a spare partition of another machine, but stop at the
> first reboot.
> Tar that partition up and save it off to the network (or a cd)
> Boot the working disks/cdrom on the problem machine and partition it
> out.
> Download and untar the 'base kit' created earlier.
> Edit /etc/fstab and such to match new system, rerun lilo.
> Reboot.
> I'm figuring when all is said and done, it'll be about 15 pages.

Sounds good. Thanks for letting us know.


David C. Merrill, Ph.D.
Linux Documentation Project
Collection Editor & Coordinator

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