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Old 08-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Which DVD iso to download?


Hi,

I want to download/install Debian and would prefer to download a DVD iso. There is more than one DVD iso when I looked on the main site. Could I just download DVD 1 and install whatever else is missing using my Internet connection?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by caffemisto View Post
Hi,

I want to download/install Debian and would prefer to download a DVD iso. There is more than one DVD iso when I looked on the main site. Could I just download DVD 1 and install whatever else is missing using my Internet connection?

Thanks.
Yes you can do an install just using dvd1.
However if you have a reasonable internet connection i would recommend using the netinstall disc:

http://www.uk.debian.org/distrib/netinst

This way you download a small image,and burn it to disc.
You then install the basic system from disc,and then download the majority of the system from the internet.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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you could also slap netbootcd onto usb and netinstall any debian, even daily builds too
netbootcd on usb is essential equipment dude
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

to put it on usb, in Ubuntu right-click iso and select extract here

in other distro's, open a terminal, become root, and mount/copy iso to folder

Code:
sudo su
cd Desktop
mkdir mnt
mkdir newusb

mount -o loop NetbootCD-3.1.2.iso mnt

cp -a mnt/* newusb

umount mnt
Now, go into "newusb" folder and change isolinux folder name to syslinux
go into syslinux folder and rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg

here's isolinux.cfg for netboot

Code:
DEFAULT menu.c32
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 100
ONTIMEOUT hd
DISPLAY boot.msg

LABEL nbcd
menu label Start ^NetbootCD 3.1.2
menu default
kernel kexec.bzI
append initrd=nbinit3.gz quiet
so, if using a newer version of syslinux, that will work, just rename it to syslinux.cfg
if using older version(-3.7+) you must give absolute path to kernel/initrd
as so

Code:
DEFAULT /syslinux/menu.c32
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 100
ONTIMEOUT hd
DISPLAY /syslinux/boot.msg

LABEL nbcd
menu label Start ^NetbootCD 3.1.2
menu default
kernel /syslinux/kexec.bzI
append initrd=/syslinux/nbinit3.gz quiet
if using grub usb it would be

Code:
default 0
timeout 10

title Start ^NetbootCD 3.1.2
root (hdx,x)
kernel /syslinux/kexec.bzI quiet
initrd /syslinux/nbinit3.gz
that's how I roll

Last edited by linus72; 08-09-2009 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Downloaded DVD-1 iso.

This thread is a keeper.
 
  


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