On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 09:39 +0200, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> Steev Klimaszewski wrote:
> > No... but didn't one download and burn that CD that is being used for
> > the _networkless_ install? One could also download the stage needed,
> > slap it on a usb key, and viola! Of course, the other option, is to use
> > that crazy installer option "Networkless" - I could be wrong, but I do
> > believe that is the option I would choose. (Actually I did this just
> > the other day because of the issues I am having at home with my
> > networking. And it worked splendidly on a P2 366 - so kudos to the
> > releng team)
> The thing is, they guy does not want to use the installer. I don't
> remember there being a way to just extract the stages/packages manually
OK. I *said* that I was writing a document on this, but people seem to
just want to keep on postulating and talking about complete
Yes, you can install using portions of the installer from the command
line (not ncurses). Unfortunately, one component necessary for a
complete install from the command line (installing a kernel) was not
added until after 2006.1 shipped, so you cannot do a completely
networkless install with only the LiveCD/LiveDVD.
> At this point though I think using the installer is reasonable enough.
I would agree there.
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