I'm new to linux, and I've been putting different distros on some old computers of mine lately.
I spent 12 hours or so last night downloading three ISOs for debian:
Luckily I caught up on sleep simultaneously
I checked the MD5SUMS and used infra recorder to burn them on DVDs
I put the first disk in, and after fighing with hardware (glitchy cd/dvd drive) finally got it to boot and install.
I was to understand that all thee of the DVDs contain parts of the operating system, or at least additional components. I'm not complaining, but at the risk of stumbling into vast expanses of my hard drive where there SHOULD be files and information that MAY be on the other two DVDs
I thought I'd seek outside advice
Does one need three DVDs to get all available components for debian? Or did I just download like 8 gigs more than I needed?