[Cialug] Installfest thought

Theron Conrey theron at conrey.org
Fri Jun 10 07:08:02 CDT 2005

I agree.  However, setting up network installs instills confidence in a 
user as well, so that when he/she goes home and decides it's time to 
upgrade over the internet, all will be ok.  If his/her computer is 
installed that was surely it'll be ok to update it that way.  Quicker, 
faster, better.  Also after basic installation it allows for a one line 
apt-install, without swapping cds.

My assumption is that for the folks that even want to go near debian, 
scaring them with the net install should be the least of our worries.  
For the more timid or reserved (some would say savvy) CD based installs 
that would be apt-based I agree that cd's would be more appropriate.

I don't think that the intent is to ONLY have one way to slice this 
cake.  (gotta love a tasty metaphor)

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Don Cady wrote:

> While doing local net installs would be fast and slick, there is 
> something to be said for doing a CD install in front of the brand new 
> linux user who came to the installfest to get linux installed for 
> him/her. Seeing that it installs from a medium they're used to gives 
> them the message that "it's NOT that difficult", and they could maybe 
> even do it themselves at home if in a pinch.
> Don
> (sorry I'm a half-week behind)
> -snip-
>> Maybe we ought to set up a mirror to install debian from onsite. 
>> (doing local net installs)
>> Theron 
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