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NewsForge: Installing Debian From Scratch

Jan 17, 2005, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Debian From Scratch (DFS) is not everyone's distribution. It's not an easy install. You need to know your hardware. You need to be prepared to take pains. And, at the end of the process, the result looks like any Debian system installed by another, usually easier and quicker, means. So why take the time?

"One answer is that DFS offers a chance to learn about aspects of installation that you've never explored. Even if you have no background in computing, the do-it-yourself mentality of the free and open source communities is contagious. You may want to explore DFS out of sheer curiosity..."

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