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Re: [vox-tech] Debian download - 8 disks?
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Re: [vox-tech] Debian download - 8 disks?



http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016

This was just on Slashdot. Looks really good. I would only 
download disk 1-NONUS then (if you have a good internet 
connection) do the install using the http or ftp connections.

Rusty Minden

PS or use our IF :-)


On Saturday 26 October 2002 09:26 pm, you wrote:
> Is there a step-by-step howto do this?
>
> I _love_ apt but I have never been able to finish a debian
> install with the network running.
>
> something like this...
> download the floppies,
> boot with the floppies,
> configure the eth0 network card and network
> configure apt (or whatever download server)
> get _these_ packages (I'm not sure what I really need)
> configure X
> start insert-your-fav-window-manager-here
>
> start using debian.
>
> -- Andy
>
> --- Gabriel Rosa <grosa@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 12:32:25PM -0700, Mark K. Kim
> >
> > wrote:
> > > I'm finally getting around to try Debian, but...
> > >
> > > There's 8 ISOs, including 1 NONUS.  Why is it so big?
> >
> > I didn't think
> >
> > > Debian was that big -- all the less popular stuff is
> >
> > downloaded off the
> >
> > > 'net was my understanding?
> > >
> > > Should I get all 8 ISOs?  What do people recommend?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> >
> > sheesh, no. save your bandwidth and cdr's and download
> > the 3 'compact' floppy
> > images: root.bin, rescue.bin, drivers.bin
> >
> > if you're installing on a machine with windos, you can
> > even save yourself
> > from having to use the floppies by loading the images
> > with loadlin. the
> > recent versions allow you to load both the boot image and
> > root image at the
> > same time.
> >
> > I've found that my usual debian install is 3*1.4mb
> > (images) + ~180-300mb for
> > the packages. Usually takes about 30-40mins with dsl.
> >
> > -Gabe
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