Hey folks: I've found an interesting problem.
I reciently bought the entire 33 CD collection of Debian 5.02 (One of my systems is too old to have a DVD drive). I tried it by installing it on my main system. It used the first 4 CDs for files, didn't access the net more than about 15 minutes (when it said 'configuring apt'), and about an hour, it installed perfectly. Then tried it on the netbook.
Nothing I've tried has worked; it's always the same. Installing goes fine, till the point it asks for a mirror, I say 'yes' then after the 15 minute accessing the net (I'm assuming then it's downloading repositories) It wants to spend 2+ hours downloading files. If you pull the cable, it takes a number of files off the CD, then freezes until it gets the cable back (sounds like a child, no?
. From there, if I give the cable back, it installs only the command line version.
This is the reason I bought all 33 disks. So it doesn't HAVE to go to the net - especially for this one laptop -But I can't figure how to make it install from the disks only
Can you all help?