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Old 05-29-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Debian cd image


I want to download debian full image so i can have the bootable CDs. I am at the following ftp site ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...s/3.0_r5/i386/
which has these files listed to download. Do i need to download each file? If so it looks as if i will need at least 7 cds am i on the right track or way off? Please help. or if there is a better place to get the full image please let me know.

thank you for your time.

MD5SUMS 1 KB 4/19/2005 6:30:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-1.iso 585778 KB 4/19/2005 12:39:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-1_NONUS.iso 650200 KB 4/19/2005 12:40:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-2.iso 660312 KB 4/19/2005 12:41:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-3.iso 661140 KB 4/19/2005 12:43:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-4.iso 660938 KB 4/19/2005 12:44:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-5.iso 659352 KB 4/19/2005 12:45:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-6.iso 660556 KB 4/19/2005 12:46:00 AM
File: debian-30r5-i386-binary-7.iso 365988 KB 4/19/2005 12:47:00 AM
File: debian-update-3.0r5-i386-1.iso 636648 KB 4/19/2005 12:48:00 AM
File: debian-update-3.0r5-i386-2.iso
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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You can install a base system with just the first CD and then install the rest of the programs over the internet with apt. Only recommended if you have a good connection

What are you using your pc for? Do you really want woody, it's over 3 years old and will soon be replaced by sarge. You can download sarge now as well and it's a lot newer.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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Originally posted by darkleaf
You can install a base system with just the first CD and then install the rest of the programs over the internet with apt. Only recommended if you have a good connection

What are you using your pc for? Do you really want woody, it's over 3 years old and will soon be replaced by sarge. You can download sarge now as well and it's a lot newer.

i will be using it as our main file and print server. So i should be looking into sarge. So i should only have to download the firs iso and then use apt for the rest. Can you give me more informaition on apt?

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Old 05-29-2005, 02:01 PM   #4
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There's a lot to be said on apt. So, I'd recommend instead looking at these links:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/install
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de.../index.en.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=224547 (thanks macondo)
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016
http://www.google.com/search?hl=ro&q...e+Google&meta=

And there are many others as well, these were the first to come to my mind. But there will be for sure other posters to provide links as well.

Of course, you could also do the same thing (installing through apt) in a more efficient way, using the netinstaller: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ (also documentation links there). Click the i386 (assuming you have such a machine) under the "netinst CD image (100 MB)".
Good luck with your Debian install!

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Old 05-29-2005, 02:48 PM   #5
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Originally posted by harken
There's a lot to be said on apt. So, I'd recommend instead looking at these links:
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/install
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de.../index.en.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=224547 (thanks macondo)
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016
http://www.google.com/search?hl=ro&q...e+Google&meta=

And there are many others as well, these were the first to come to my mind. But there will be for sure other posters to provide links as well.

Of course, you could also do the same thing (installing through apt) in a more efficient way, using the netinstaller: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ (also documentation links there). Click the i386 (assuming you have such a machine) under the "netinst CD image (100 MB)".
Good luck with your Debian install!

thanks
i will look into it. I have also been reading in some of the other post that I do not need all of the 14 downloads but one or two. How many do i need to get a file and print server up and running with raid 1 with our using apt?
 
Old 05-29-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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To clarify a bit the situation: apt is a tool that allows you to install packages from a specified location (aka repository). While it supports a CD as a repository, it is usually used to fetch packages via ftp or http. Since Debian has a lot of packages to choose from (around 14,000), I can't really know on which CD are the ones for a file/print server located on.
But the main idea is this: use the first CD from the 14 set or the netinstall CD (see the link above) for the base system installation and install through apt the rest of whatever you need. Personally, I'd use the latter as you have to download only ~105 MB.

P.S.: the 14 set CD I reffered to is the Sarge one. You might as well use Woody but it doesn't quite has a point since Sarge is already the stable version.

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