basic installation question x 2
On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 01:32:26PM -0700, Jim Pazarena wrote:
> I'm new to Debian, and would like to give it serious consideration.
> I'm from a FreeBSD camp, so the differences are enough to
> challenge me.
> Two questions.
> (a) is it possible to avoid/cancel the initial request for a user name
> (other than root)?
> My goal is to have an install routine which _after_ the base install
> creates all the users I need, possibly in non-default locations.
Ubuntu can do this. They call it an "OEM install". It's part of the
alternate install CD. Maybe you could find out how they do it. Should
be similar to do it on Debian.
> (b) is there any benefit to loading all the DVD's? Compared to DVD1
> and then grabbing software via the 'net?
> The part I don't like about all DVDs is that once you do that, the
> apt-get tells you to "insert disk X", which is a nuisance.
Most people, I think, use the netinst cd. That's what I'd recommend.
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