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LinuxLala 02-01-2004 05:48 AM

Installing Debian with 3 CD's
 
Is it possible to install Debian using only 3 CD's? Or do i need all the six cd's?

ash4stuff 02-01-2004 07:03 AM

You actually only need one :)

It all depends what you are going to install and if you are going to install from sources. Do you have a good internet connection? What are you going to use the machine for? The cds have the STABLE version, that as todays writing is debian woody. If you are going to use if for home, you probably will want to use newer software, some testing or unstable stuff like a newer gnome or kde. So install the minimum posible and then install all the programs you want via apt. If you dont have broadband internet, then you can ask a friend for an apt-zip on a cd with newer software.

ash4stuff 02-01-2004 07:04 AM

oh by the way, i think that if you boot with cd 1 without any parameters, I think you get a kernel 2.4.18.

llamakc 02-01-2004 07:39 AM

No. you get 2.2.20-idepci if you DO NOT specify "bf24" at the install prompt. So definitely specify "bf24" if installing from a Woody CD.

LinuxLala 02-01-2004 09:44 AM

Thanks all. I Installed it perfectly and am still in the process of downloading the other cd's.

Cheers.

twantrd 02-03-2004 12:37 AM

By the way, if you specify "bf24" what kernel version exactly are you installing? I usually just recompile the kernel to the latest 2.4.x..

-twantrd

BittaBrotha 02-03-2004 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by twantrd
By the way, if you specify "bf24" what kernel version exactly are you installing? I usually just recompile the kernel to the latest 2.4.x..
-twantrd

2.4.18 with Woody 3.0

LinuxLala 02-03-2004 08:43 AM

Yes, that has been confirmed :D


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