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Re: boot linux - wish

To: Miguel de Icaza <miguel@nuclecu.unam.mx>
Subject: Re: boot linux - wish
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 18:03:20 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: shaver@neon.ingenia.ca, ariel@sgi.com, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199708152147.QAA30844@athena.nuclecu.unam.mx>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > If no-one else has done so by the time I get my Indy, I'll give that a shot.
> > I'll probably use the initrd stuff to put all the fdisk/mke2fs stuff
> > on, unless I decide to give the RH install stuff a try.  The latter is
> > more forward-looking, so that's my preference.
> Agreed.  I really preffer this way of setting up Linux, but this
> basically forces you to have an NFS server with the installation files
> somewhere accessible.
> 
> Ariel's suggestion will work even if you can't get your hands on an
> NFS server nearby.

... or a local CDROM with the appropriate directory structure, and RPMs
ready to install.

(Am I wrong, or are SGI distribution CD's not ISO9660?  It makes it really
hard to read without a CD ROM connected to my Indy).

- Alex


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