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Old 08-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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SSD alignment and Debian


Hi,

I want to start practicing with Debian. I've been switching between windows 7 and ubuntu for over the past 2 years. Using windows more than linux.

In ubuntu I can align my SSD drive, by booting up from a LiveCD (startup a terminal and using a fdisk command) and after the alignment I go on with installing the os. Just by tapping the "Install Ubuntu" shortcut from the LiveCD session.

Is there a way I can do the same for Debian? Because the Debian LiveCD I used in VirtualBox didn't give me any chance to install from there.

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by alignment. Are you talking about mounting or partitioning and formatting?

Also, how is the SSD attached to your computer? Is it IDE, SATA, USB?
 
Old 08-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Sounds like ZootBoy can help with the SSD half of your question; let me answer the "how to install Debian" half.

Debian can't be installed from the Live CD (like Ubuntu). If you have a decent internet connection, you should use the "netinst" CD; if not, you can download a multi-CD/DVD set with everything you need.

http://www.debian.org/distrib/
 
Old 08-08-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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The install shouldn't be a problem, but if you're dealing with an external SSD using USB, the install will be difficult. Booting to USB is difficult (especially with a non-live environment), but not impossible.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I can accomplish what I want by a netinstall.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:05 AM   #6
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Alright, cool.
 
  


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