[svlug] Red Hat 7.1 Released
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Wed Apr 25 10:57:01 PDT 2001
On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 20:35:16 -0700
Aaron Lehmann <aaronl at vitelus.com> wrote:
> I would strongly advise against that. ISO images are unflexible;
> you need to download gigabytes of software even though you are not
> likely to install all of it. That's a waste of time and bandwidth.
> If you have a connection that can handle an ISO image, it can
> surely perform a network install.
While I agree, CD's have one big thing going for them: You can
carry them to machines with poor/no IP connectivity.
-- 'dd' off a previously installed disk.
-- LinuxCare Business Card CD v1.2 (gets a Debian base on a disk
so you can network install from there).
-- A small NAS box (eg SNAP! or older MaxAttach) containing a
reasonably current mirror (or a spare/trash PC with the same --
a good use for that old P60 and a scrap 5Gig disk).
J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
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