installing Ubuntu on a machine with only dialup connection

Jerry Gaiser jerryg at
Tue Oct 18 07:05:52 BST 2005

On Monday 17 October 2005 10:54 pm, Peter Garrett wrote:
> Jerry Gaiser <jerryg at> wrote:
> > Does apt-get retry? Does it have the ability to continue at the point
> > that the ISP drops me? Heck, I'm not in a hurry. I've waited over a week
> > to get an ISO that I *really* wanted.
> Yes, you can interrupt apt-get and it will continue where it left off - I
> also am a dialup user, and things like apt-get upgrade can be spread over
> several sessions of say 4 or 5 hours with no discernible problems.
> The packages only install when the upgrade is complete, so that isn't a
> problem either.

Exactly what I wanted to hear...

Time to move on from Hoary Live CD to an installation on a free partition.

Jerry Gaiser in North Plains, Oregon USA (Zone8a) - 45.6933N 123.0418W

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