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

[ 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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Story

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