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    Re: Woody’s install process (Score: 1)
    by joib on Saturday, October 27 @ 20:43:34 BST

    Exactly. I don’t see the point of going through the effort of making a graphical installer. Ease of use and speed of install are what’s important. The problem with the debian installer is not that it sucks (which it did last time I used it, see below), but that the debian packaging system with apt-get is too good. Debian ain’t no windows or mandrake, where you in practice have to do a clean install, either to avoid a waterlogged registry or because the upgrade system is too buggy to work correctly. Last time I installed debian from scratch was with slink. Since then I have apt-get dist-upgraded it to potato, and currently I’m running woody. Installing on a new hd is as simple as copying the partitions over to the new hd (use cp -a for best results) and editing fstab and lilo.conf

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