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Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby dritzominous on Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:29 pm

Why not make a net install cd that allows you to choose which version of Mint you want to install?

That way it makes it more convenient for people that only have cd-roms, and those of us wanting to make customized installs?

I've always used a Debian net install for this, but why not bring it to mint? Ubuntu has it, why shouldn't we?
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:56 pm

dritzominous wrote:Why not make a net install cd that allows you to choose which version of Mint you want to install?

That way it makes it more convenient for people that only have cd-roms, and those of us wanting to make customized installs?

I've always used a Debian net install for this, but why not bring it to mint? Ubuntu has it, why shouldn't we?


Agreed.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby w2ibc on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:58 pm

good idea
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby dritzominous on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:06 pm

Yes! Now... all we need is Mr.Clem over here.

(Clem should write a script that searches for his name all over the forum, that way we can summon him.)
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:29 pm

dritzominous wrote:Yes! Now... all we need is Mr.Clem over here.

(Clem should write a script that searches for his name all over the forum, that way we can summon him.)


Summons? Is he a wizard in the enchanted Linux forest? lol :wink: :lol:
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby dritzominous on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:22 am

Image

If someone were to slap a beard and pointy hat on that, yeah, he could be a wizard.

Or... just give him a penguin t-shirt. :lol:
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby gn2 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:54 am

It's already been suggested and rejected before.
Which I think is a shame.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:05 am

Clem is probably a very busy guy, the last thing he needs is a summoning alert going off constantly, just sayin. =/ I would rather he continue making magic with this distro than be bogged down.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby dritzominous on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:16 am

Then maybe Mint's funding should go toward, cloning....
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:20 pm

dritzominous wrote:Then maybe Mint's funding should go toward, cloning....


Ha ha. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby w2ibc on Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:27 am

send in the clones!
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby dritzominous on Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:42 pm

Maybe if we get this thread big enough, one of the Mint Gods will notice.

Build big fire!

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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:33 am

w2ibc wrote:send in the clones!


That was also funny, and witty. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:38 am

@dritzominous Depp kills me, he must love doin that schlock, lol. I think we need to chant too, BOOMBA CHUCKAH BOOMBA CHUCKAH, lmao. ;-D
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby dritzominous on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:24 am

Ball lickie lickie!!!! :lol:
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby Distro-Don on Sun May 26, 2013 11:21 am

I think that it would be a great idea so how about starting a pole on Net Install.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby 3KyNoX on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:46 pm

Agree here too, a minimalist CD with only the base is really a good idea and one of my requirements.
I received in some place peoples that do not use Mint because too heavy.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby Skara Brae on Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:07 pm

My parents have an old Compaq machine that didn't have a DVD-drive. Before I could install Mint xfce on their PC (to replace Windows XP), I had to remove a DVD-drive from my old PC and install that into their computer (both PC's are IDE, not SATA, so buying a SATA drive was no option, nor was installing a SATA-card).

A netinstall would have made this unneccessary.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby tek_heretik on Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Skara Brae wrote:A netinstall would have made this unneccessary.


Have you tried unetbootin? Their old PC must have a USB port, umm, scratch that, even if it does, there probably isn't boot from USB capability. But you are right, the Debian net install fits on a CD (max 280MB), and it could be read by their legacy CDrom (if you use and burn the CD ISO to a CD of course). There are other user friendly distros that have net installs, I can't name them off the top of my head at the moment but there are. I am running Debain Wheezy 7.4 Xfce, I found a way to make it pretty and have learned to configure it, solid as a rock, but you need some extra packages and a bit of configuration for a few of the frills you find in Mint. Xfce is closest to Windows, KDE will be too bloated, you'll see them in the menu.
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Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

Postby austin.texas on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:17 am

tek_heretik wrote:
dritzominous wrote:Yes! Now... all we need is Mr.Clem over here.

(Clem should write a script that searches for his name all over the forum, that way we can summon him.)


Summons? Is he a wizard in the enchanted Linux forest? lol :wink: :lol:


The way to summon Clem is with the image of a penguin projected into the night sky by a searchlight.
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