Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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re. PPP
by johnG on Mon 28th Oct 2002 18:27 UTC

Possibly regarding:
> I think I'm like many users: at home, I've got a 56k
> modem. No LAN. No cable modem. No DSL. Not even a
> network card.

Richard Fillion wrote:
> ppp isnt that hard in debian is it??
>
> apt-get install pppconfig

(Someone with no Debian experience here): I think what you're suggesting is to download the package files:
http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/ppp.html
http://packages.debian.org/stable/base/pppconfig.html
copy them to a floppy, boot into Debian, and then tell apt where to find them (that is, on the floppy). Correct?