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Re: only critical packages in minimal installation



On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 13:25:17 PM -0400, Matthew Saltzman
(mjs ces clemson edu) wrote:

> 
> I'm not sure how this helps during installation.  Can I NFS mount the
> target directories before starting to load the packages?
> 
> Actually, I've always wondered (less so now, with disks so cheap, but
> still with my little laptop) what it would take to do a "network-adapted"
> install where some directories (/usr/share, e.g.) are shared by all
> systems in the network.
> 
The limitation of this approach, of course, is that if the weak
machine is *always* networked, then maybe is better to just go for
some existing thin client solution. If it's going to stay alone (ie
*without* an NFS or other server) all or most of the time, then it
would be crippled all of that time. 

Of course, if anybody does it, please let us know.

Ciao,
	Marco Fioretti

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