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Old 12-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Post Debian Wheezy installation help!


I wish to install Debian Wheezy but it seems quite complicated, specially installing the non free firmware. Kindly inform me the easiest way to do this. Also I would be needing your help for other aspects during this installation.
 
Old 12-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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The actual installation is pretty easy the way I remember it. You just click next, next, next, choose time zone, hostname, simple things like that. After install is done then you can update the repo file as you need it.

look here
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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I downloaded all 3DVDs because I love checking out lots of software (plus wiping friend\families microcoughed xp and giving them copies of Debian) but you only need the first for all major desktop environments (I think KDE, Xfce and Gnome) the CD works too I actually only use netinst (installs CLI only) and then Aptitude to add KDE but for beginners this could overwhelm (not really except possibly using Vi for adding non-free into the /etc/apt/sources.list e.g. below;) that's another thing after the easy install for whatever medium you decide(3) is updating the /etc/apt/sources.list this is where your applications to install get directed from and can be tricky but package managers (GUI) can handle it now a days and for Wheezy should be set from install otherwise here's a friends lap top I'm working on for example and more links to follow erik2282's:
Code:
# 

deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free

deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
#deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.2.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20131012-14:05]/ wheezy contrib main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.2.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-2 20131012-14:05]/ wheezy contrib main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.2.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-3 20131012-14:05]/ wheezy contrib main
I upgraded\Jessie and #commented out the DVDs to use the internet for installing software
http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages
https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList
there may be GUI settings to add non-free as well or you can download and install separately if you want: http://packages.debian.org/source/wh...rmware-nonfree
hope I did not make it more confusing best wishes and have fun.

Edit\add: there is GUI in Synaptic for non-free under Settings Repositories see picture.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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erik2282 and jamison20000e,

You mean first I install the OS and after that I install the non free firmware?
 
Old 12-30-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...h06s04.html.en
Or, during the install offers loading non-free—firmware on setting up netware but I never got that to work, it did however specified the files need for my hardware; I then install them from file after the install from Terminal:
Code:
dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_0.36+wheezy.1_all.deb
Edit\add: but package manager will be set (from my last post) by then as-well.

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Old 12-31-2013, 12:34 AM   #6
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You mean first I install the OS and after that I install the non free firmware?
That is the easiest way to do it. The wired internet connection will work. So if you need wireless firmware, install the system and use the connection to download what you need.
 
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:34 AM   #7
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Good info here: http://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/
 
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:17 AM   #8
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That is the easiest way to do it. The wired internet connection will work. So if you need wireless firmware, install the system and use the connection to download what you need.


So the non free firmware can be downloaded after installation. I plan to download and burn DVD 1 to install Wheezy. After the installion, would the non free firmware would download automatically or would I need some command for that. And what about codecs/drivers etc. ?
 
Old 12-31-2013, 09:33 AM   #9
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Good info here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ht...tu/CommandLine
and:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
of course use Debian Repositories from\for (all i.e: more than 2 m.a.l.'s pa put a good one too ) links above... after setting up for installing non-free:
Code:
apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
The picture of a package manager "Synaptic" above (click non-free and Relode then Mark All Upgrades after find firmware-iwlwifi) will be easier unless you want to dive all the way in to the rest?

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Old 12-31-2013, 04:28 PM   #10
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I would just download the cd & let updates be done during installation.
As far as installation goes:
Boot to cd//dvd/usb
select "Advanced Optios>>Expert Install"
during installation it will ask if you want to update packages during install,later it will also ask if you want to add nonfree repo's which you'll answer yes.
Finish installation
reboot
edit "/etc/apt/sources.list", commenting out debian cdrom
run from terminal
Quote:
apt-get update
apt-get install "whatever-firmware"
 
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:00 AM   #11
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Or install the system and add the non-free repository to your sources. It is actually much easier than it may look. Simply:
open a terminal
enter su
enter the root password
then enter
Code:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list
nano is a terminal text editor. It may look scary, but is easy to use. As EDDY1 mentioned, put a # before each CD entry, then at the end of the list add
Code:
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy contrib non-free main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
After running apt-get update, you will be able to download your wireless firmware. I also suggest looking at the links on this page. https://wiki.debian.org/ I suggest beginning with Network Services, since that link has easy-to-follow instructions on configuring a wireless connection. Then looking at Package Management, because that will give you very useful knowledge.
 
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:08 AM   #12
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Follow EDDY1's advice. It is the quickest way to have non-free available during the install and saves alot of fluffing around later.
 
Old 01-01-2014, 12:17 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=EDDY1;5089803]I would just download the cd & let updates be done during installation.
As far as installation goes:
Boot to cd//dvd/usb
select "Advanced Optios>>Expert Install"
during installation it will ask if you want to update packages during install,later it will also ask if you want to add nonfree repo's which you'll answer yes.
Finish installation
reboot
edit "/etc/apt/sources.list", commenting out debian cdrom
run from terminal[/QUOTE



You mean instead of downloading DVD, a CD should be downloaded. During the OS installation I should remain online and update everything. After rebooting I should write in the terminal "/et /apt/sourcez.list" and press enter. Am I right?
 
Old 01-01-2014, 01:42 PM   #14
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Yes, because even tho you can download a dvd, there may be package updates, which can be taken care of during install. Also you might not want all of the packages that are on dvd.
 
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I say go for it. If you can save this page or search with another device while installing your golden otherwise reread, double check the links and dive in.
 
  


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