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I currently use Mandrake linux and I think I am ready to step up to the next level. I was wondering about Debian. What is the current version, 3.0 or 2.2? How easy is it to setup i.e., how good is it at setting up hardware, does it make a floppy boot disk (very important for me)? Once it's installed, how easy is it to configure? I like how in Mandrake there is a configuration utility. Is there stuff like that in Debian? I've been using Linux for about a year now and I love it! I'm not really a newbie anymore but I still have a lot to learn.
It's usually done over the internet. It'll configure your eth0 and download lists of files from http://us.debian.org. Then you choose which packages to install (xfree, etc.) and off you go.
Do you have partitions set up already?
How do you connect to the internet?
Hang on, I'll try to find those floppies for you.
Well, I think I got it but the only problem is that the debian *.bin files are too big it seems. The error I get is that the dd program can't continue because no space is left. What am I supposed to do? I want to install Debian.
I was ableto make the discs but I have no idea how to install it. I got through the driver install but when it time to in stall the base files, I didn't have any of the discs. I was under the impression that it installed over the internet.