Originally posted by dejavu_01
I wonder how many installation CDs is require to install Debian 3.1 to a considerable usable state, base system + a few apps in various catagories+ some simple Window Managers, aka a good allround system without too much bloat.
If you have a fast and reliable internet connection, then you only need to burn one installation CD and do the rest from the net. Mind you, I have got DSL, which is throttled by verizon at about 180kbps. At this speed it takes about 2.5 hours for a full 'desktop' install; maybe a bit more. Anyway, i THINK you can install a less bloated configuration starting from the same CD.
give a try..!