LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-27-2004, 04:55 AM   #1
FunkyRes
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 174

Rep: Reputation: 30
Sarge - which CD's are needed?


It's been about 3 years since I tried Debian - so I'm downloading sarge now via that jigdo thing.
Anyway - looks like a LOT of iso's - 12 of them.

Initially I'm downloading the first five - suspecting that some of them are source and aren't necessary for the install. Am I right? If so - which CD's are binary and which are source - or are they all binary?

I can't seem to find it in any of the debian.org docs I've looked at.

I'm downloading the 3/20/04 release if it matters.

Thanks for any response.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 05:29 AM   #2
TheBman
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Rural Indiana
Distribution: Debian (etch)
Posts: 78

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have used the first 5 and find it has covered everything that I need or use I should say. Gnome,KDE,xfce etc all included and a really good package assortment.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
4season
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I just downloaded the first 2, and that gave me enough for a decent GUI'd install with net connection, and from there, I just apt-getted the rest off of the 'net. With "Woody", I downloaded the whole set of CDs but found I really only used maybe the first 2 or 3.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 03:23 PM   #4
dushkinup
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Alpha Quadrant, sol system, earth, asia, Israel.
Distribution: Computer I : Slackware 9.1 ; Computer II : Windows XP
Posts: 144

Rep: Reputation: 15
Re: Sarge - which CD's are needed?

Quote:
Originally posted by FunkyRes
It's been about 3 years since I tried Debian - so I'm downloading sarge now via that jigdo thing.
Anyway - looks like a LOT of iso's - 12 of them.
WHAT?! A 12 disc distro?!

Oi vey!
 
Old 03-28-2004, 12:52 PM   #5
Technonotice
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian Unstable
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
I usually grab the first two ISOs if I need them. I believe the Debian packages are distributed in the order of popularity across the ISOs, so most common stuff should be on the first few.

If you've got a permanent net connection and you won't want a copy of the CDs for later, you can do a net install. I am at the moment doing a net install of Sarge on my main PC (21% as I speak) from the business card ISO. There's also a 100Mb ISO which contains Debian base (to get the system running) then it downloads everything else you need: http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/test...86-netinst.iso

During the install, Debian prompts for sources - you tell it about all the CDs you've got, then you can also add an FTP source to the list so if you've got a network connection to the net (or PPP I believe) then it will download anything it can't find on your CDs via that.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 01:10 AM   #6
FunkyRes
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 174

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by Technonotice

During the install, Debian prompts for sources - you tell it about all the CDs you've got, then you can also add an FTP source to the list so if you've got a network connection to the net (or PPP I believe) then it will download anything it can't find on your CDs via that.
The net install doesn't work with PPPoE.
Not with anything I tried. Which is too bad - adsl is very common.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
Technonotice
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian Unstable
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by FunkyRes
The net install doesn't work with PPPoE.
Not with anything I tried. Which is too bad - adsl is very common.
Nope... I haven't seen a PPPoE install system - likewise there's no support for PCI ISDN cards AFAIK. Neither of which affect me luckily - I run my ADSL through a router serving my LAN.

On the same line of thought, do you have another system that can act as a router for your PC?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:35 AM   #8
FunkyRes
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 174

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
No - I don't have another system that can act as a NAT box.

I have two macs - but they only have one nic apiece.
My PC is my nat box for them.

I use to have a nat box but the mobo finally died - and I haven't bought another yet.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debian Sarge 15 CD's? Dirty_Ink Debian 9 05-12-2005 04:11 AM
Debian Sarge & 14 CD's of packages... Eux Debian 8 11-07-2004 05:21 PM
Creating CD's from a Debian Sarge DVD fischer1000 Debian 4 08-17-2004 03:24 PM
Debian sarge cd's Zig Debian 10 08-15-2003 05:27 PM
Debian - 7 cd's needed? iceman47 Linux - Distributions 2 12-11-2002 10:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration