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Old 08-24-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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download testing iso


where can the Debian testing iso be downloaded from? recently made ones i guess. if there is a somewhat official place to get it that would be best. thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
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http://www.us.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/. Did you not look at the Debian website?
 
Old 08-24-2007, 10:36 AM   #4
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There is evidently some problem with the Testing installer currently. It is not being replaced on the official site ( http://www.us.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ ). You'd be better off to install Etch, and upgrade to Testing.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 10:46 AM   #5
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Can't you just use the etch netinstall CD, exercise the expert install mode option and then choose testing as the branch you want to install when the installer prompts you ?

That's how I usually install sid, you skip the upgrade step that way..
 
Old 08-24-2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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upgrade to Testing.
how do you do that?
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:02 AM   #7
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Simple, edit your sources.list file and change etch to lenny then perform a dist-upgrade

user@it-etch:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
deb http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ etch main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
new
Code:
deb http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main
aptitude update
aptitude dist-upgrade
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
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this isn't really important but is testing a lot faster for install?
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:08 AM   #9
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Installing stable, testing or or unstable would take the same amount of time if done directly..

Installing one version and then upgrading to a different version would take longer for obvious reasons..
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:11 AM   #10
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what are some of the main noticable differences between lenny and etch?

Last edited by plesaleza; 08-24-2007 at 11:13 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:16 AM   #11
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what are some of the main noticable differences between lenny and etch?
There's newer software available for download in the Lenny repos.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #12
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theres a GUI for the installer if you really want to use it...

after booting from the CD at the boot: prompt you can type installgui if you really want a graphical installer. otherwise you'll get the standard Debian text based installer.

The installer run the same either way you go.

should be a smooth ride.. for the install, provided you don't have some really weird hardware.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:22 AM   #13
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should i go with whatever they normal software is like desktop environment and the other one
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:24 AM   #14
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without desktop-environment you will have no graphical desktop.. so yes you should probably leave that selected..
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:24 AM   #15
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i want to make sure the audio works, sometimes it has sometimes it hasn't
 
  


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