Just about the easiest debian install ever...
I have a bunch of scanner servers running debian stable (woody) They are all P100-P200 spec PC with a SCSI card and a SCSI scanner attached. I've got to get a fourth one ready so here's the process I used...
- boot debian off floppy (Debian Stable disks)
- go through installation (partition drive how you want it)
- After network is installed
- Press Alt-F2 to go to second virtual console
- modprobe nfsd
- /etc/init.d/nfs-common start
- /etc/init.d/portmap start
- Mount another similar machine's / to /mnt
- cp -a /mnt/[A-o]* /mnt/[q-z]* /target Thats everything but proc
- wait while everything is copied
- mkdir /target/proc
- edit /target/etc/fstab if partition layout is different between old and new machine
- edit /target/etc/hosts and change machine name
- edit /target/etc/hostname and change machine name
- edit /target/etc/mailname and change machine name
- edit /target/etc/modules if the network card is different to the source machine
- Flip back to Virtual Console 1
- Debian installer should now offer "Make system bootable" / "Make Boot Floppy" option. Go ahead like normal.
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