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This is my first time installing any version of Linux on a computer and I was hoping for some help doing it as Debian's website has very little specific information on setting up Debian.
I think I want to do an install from the internet but it is for an extremely old computer which has USB ports but no Ethernet ports.
I am assuming that since it is a Pentium III (700Mhz) with a Nvidia Riva TNT2/TNT2 pro graphics card, I will need the i386 ISO image called "debian-31r1a-i386-netinst.iso".
I have DSL but I don't know if my DSL modem is supported. It's a "WireSpeed" DSL modem from "Westell." It allows the use of a USB to connect to the computer and since the computer that I'm trying to install on has USB but no Ethernet, I suppose that is really my only option.
I would like to know mainly whether I have chosen the right files to download and whether my modem will be supported for installing through a network with a USB connection.