LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-02-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
john83reuben
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Distribution: Debian Etch, OpenSuse
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 17
Download Debian


I want to download debian..But there are 21 CD`s. Do i need to download all the 21 Cd`s...
 
Old 11-02-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
neilengineer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Shanghai, China
Distribution: Fedora&&openSUSE&&Ubuntu
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
No, you can download the 1st one(if I am right) for basic system.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 09:04 AM   #3
reddazz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 74
Another option is to use the netinst (net install) disc to install the base system and then install anything else you need from the net using a tool like aptitude.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
bryantrv
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: DeLand, Florida US
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 15
I used the netinstall version (both using a cd and a USB stick), but if, like me, you prefer KDE to Gnoe, there is a single KDE install disk- http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/4.0_r1/i386/iso-cd/ scroll down to the bottom for both KDE and XFCE versions (or go up and over to your platform- amd64, s390 or whatever .
 
Old 11-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #5
mrrangerman
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: MI
Distribution: Debian Slackware
Posts: 528

Rep: Reputation: 50
The net install is by far the best way to go unless you are using dial-up. If you are on dial-up it may be better to buy a set of disks or if you have a friend with braud-band have them download a set of disks for you.

The 21 disks give you everything about 18,000 packages, so dial-up would'nt matter.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #6
john83reuben
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Distribution: Debian Etch, OpenSuse
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 17
actually. i have tried netinstall...but i am goin back to my home for holidays....i have no internet connection there,..so i want to use linux..and learn some stuff...so...do i have to download all the 21 cd...what is insie each CD`s
 
Old 11-02-2007, 12:03 PM   #7
ehawk
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,257

Rep: Reputation: 48
From the official Debian FAQ;

"Furthermore, in most cases it is not necessary to download all of the images for your architecture. The packages are sorted by popularity: The first CD/DVD contains the installation system and the most popular packages. The second one contains slightly less popular ones, the third one even less popular ones, etc. You will probably only need the first DVD (or the first two CDs) unless you have very special requirements.
"
 
  


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
download debian akhaliqk Linux - Newbie 1 03-30-2007 05:02 AM
debian download rstein6516 Debian 17 03-05-2006 07:57 AM
Which debian to download? biojayc Linux - Software 4 04-02-2005 09:10 AM
debian download rstmn957 Debian 4 09-09-2003 01:54 PM
Debian jr. - Download bkeating Linux - Distributions 5 09-02-2002 06:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration