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Old 08-25-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Debian 3.1, minimum CD(s) for installation


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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.

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Old 08-25-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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Re: Debian 3.1, minimum CD(s) for installation

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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.

Thanks,
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..!
 
Old 08-25-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Great :-) , but how about an offline install, since I prefered to download ISO and burn everything I need for installation myself. How many CDs do I need in that case?

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Old 08-25-2005, 11:57 PM   #4
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Everything you need for a complete desktop is on the first 2 CD's.
 
  


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