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Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Mon Sep 20 03:29:38 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 11:21:09AM +0800, John wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >Updates are irrelevant; no packages are downloaded unless you ask for it
> >(the second stage installer asks a question about this).  The installer
> >configures the network for you.  For ethernet interfaces with DHCP, it can
> >usually do this without asking any additional questions, but PPP is not so
> >simple.
> Good. Don't need a network yet then. Can we leave that configuration for 
> later? In H?

Hopefully, yes.  Currently, the PPP configuration tool we provide on the
desktop is not a complete replacement.

> >lilo needs them in order to usefully interface with the packaging system.
> Oh. I did check round my systems, only one has LILO and that doesn't 
> have symlinks.

If you don't use symlinks, then when you upgrade your kernel, lilo.conf
needs to be modified to point to the new kernel.  The symlinks are a better
technical solution.

 - mdz

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