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Re: [vox-tech] minimalist debian?

Dylan (and Henry, for the previous message),

A _crippled_ net install sounds like exactly what I need.

I'll try to avoid dselect altogether and just apt-get exactly what I want
(and of course, the required dependancies).


On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Dylan Beaudette wrote:

> i like the minimal install CDs found here: http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
> i boot the machine with the CD, install the base system, then reboot and
> use tasksel to install the barebones servers and whatnot... then from
> there you are just an 'apt-get install' away from anything else that you
> might need.
> and if you would like to do it on PPC hardware, here are some of my notes:
> http://fungus.ucdavis.edu/~dylan/
> good luck!
> dylan
> > On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 07:19:49PM -0700, David Margolis wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Here's my question: What's the easiest way to install a very-barebones
> >> Debian?  The thing I've always really liked about Slackware is
> >> that it makes no assumptions whatsover about the kind of installation
> >> you'd like to do, so while certainly being less user-friendly, the
> >> intaller allows you to really whittle your system to a few hundred megs
> >> of
> >> essentials (that's with X and KDE and quite a few other goodies) as
> >> opposed to a few gigs of libraries and dependancies for redundant
> >> programs
> >> I'll never use.
> >
> > This is certainly possible on Debian. After you install using floppies or
> > CD-ROM and boot the newly installed system, you will be prompted to select
> > tasks and to run dselect. If you decline to do either then you may run
> > apt-get install manually for whatever specific packages you wants. Of
> > course,
> > dependancies must be met, but you will still only end up with those extra
> > packages that are needed to support the ones you request.
> >
> > The package catalog at http:/;/packages.debian.org is you friend.
> >
> > --
> > Henry House
> > The unintelligible text that may follow is a digital signature.
> > See <http://hajhouse.org/pgp> for information.  My OpenPGP key:
> > <http://hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.
> >
> >
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