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LinuxWorld.com: Finishing an installation of Debian over a network

Nov 29, 2001, 23:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colin Mattoon)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Details on configuring XFree86 with xf86config. Also, how to create a Web server that handles text communications from desktop machines to digital cell phones, PCS phones, and alpha pagers.

When we last left our heroic Debian installation , Debian Linux was hungrily grabbing essential files needed to metamorphose our crusty old Pentium 75 into a lightning quick Linux X terminal. All "free as in speech" and "free as in beer" -- and all courtesy of the volunteer Debian developers who work tirelessly to produce what some regard as the premium Linux distribution.

In Part 7 of this series, we worked our way through nine of the ten steps required to install Debian via the Internet and to configure the machine as an X terminal as part of our Linux network for peanuts. Debian's signature apt utility was performing one of the last stages of installation by retrieving essential XFree86 utilities via the Internet from Debian's server. As we sit down to the machine this morning, we are filled with expectations of a machine ready for us to complete the tenth and final step."

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