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Old 03-15-2009, 03:31 AM   #1
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Question How to install Lenny?


I am a newbie to linux.

How to full install Lenny?

I have installed debian 5 i386 DVD 1 on my "Acer Aspire One" it didnt ask for another DVD!
How Can I Fully Install All Packages In Lenny after a logging in with root?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 03:53 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Leon_Amirreza View Post
I am a newbie to linux.

How to full install Lenny?

I have installed debian 5 i386 DVD 1 on my "Acer Aspire One" it didnt ask for another DVD!
How Can I Fully Install All Packages In Lenny after a logging in with root?
Hi Leon,
One plan would be to run tasksel which will give you a list of things you can install (desktop environment, mail server, file server, etc) and check off the ones you want and they will get installed.

You need to make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list file has the correct repos listed. You can google Debian sources.list to get all the information you need plus sample sources.list files showing which repos to put there.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-15-2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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CD1 is enough in installation step

Hi,
Do you really need to install all packages, more than 25 000 packages.
Different languges arabic, chineese, indou,....., in different fields chemistry, physics, electronic, math......

Sure you don't need that.
In my opinion, that what I always do, Install the first CD (CD1), which contains the most used packages, graphical interface, internet browser, editor ...
After that you connect to internet and declare the nearest mirror to you, and complete with packages you want.

trick: a copy of the install package is in /var/cache/apt/archives, so you can store them in a directory and create your own repository, for later use by you or a friend
see dpkg-scanpackages (if not installed yet, install it from dpkg-dev )


best regards
bela
 
Old 03-15-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
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When running the install CD-just check the boxes that say "laptop" and "base"-this will give you a working system with everything you need.
After rebooting-log in to Gnome, goto to "system-synaptic package manager" at the top panel.
Through synaptic you can install any package you need, including LXDE which is a nice Window Manager. XFCE4, Fluxbox, and others are available too.
If you don't wanna burn multiple CD's-use the Net-install CD here-
( http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ ).
You have to have a broadband connection too. I suggest you choose the 40MB CD, but the 180MB works too-just requires a regular CD instead of a mini.
Tell us if you have any problems.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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Question Heres my sources.list

I have all 5 DVD (i prefer to install from DVD not network because my link is too slow)

here is my sources.list: (does it cover all 5 DVD packages or just 1st DVD)?

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib
deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib
 
Old 03-15-2009, 11:57 AM   #6
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Do I need to use apt-cdrom command to get "tasksel" or "Add/Remove Applications" to show the packages inside DVD 2 or does this sources.list suffice?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 06:01 PM   #7
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It says Official i386 DVD Binary-1..I assume the 1 in binary would mean dvd 1..But just try and add 2nd dvd and see if it list binary-2 then..youll know the answer then..To add a cd to repo list you can use Synaptic... synaptic>edit>add cdrom
 
Old 03-16-2009, 08:05 AM   #8
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Thank you all for answers directeed me to find the answer!
I appreciate it
 
Old 04-17-2009, 03:58 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Leon_Amirreza View Post
I have all 5 DVD (i prefer to install from DVD not network because my link is too slow)

here is my sources.list: (does it cover all 5 DVD packages or just 1st DVD)?

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20090214-16:54]/ lenny contrib main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib
deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib
Thanks.
I was searching this.
 
  


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