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Whether you d/l the net install image and then do an FTP install, or you first d/l all 5 CD's and install from them locally, the overall amount of data to download in total is basically the same. Six of one, half dozen of another
If this is about limiting the download volume, then JonHayes solution is to be prefered. The boot.iso is about 65MB in size and the FTP installation downloads only what you really decided to install. However if you plan to install the full set (all available packages) , then I agree with J.W.
I'm on the second CD now. I guess I'll download this one and see whether I can do a basic install with the first couple of CDs. Installing by FTP is not really an option because of my slow connection and I don't want an interruption like power cuts during an installation. It would take at least 24-36 hours if I installed it that way and it would be risky to take that route in spite of the UPS that I have. In fact, because of the cyclonic rains here yesterday, we've been having power cuts on and off.
Downloading ISOs seems to be the safer method. Thanks for all the suggestions!
Downloading the ISO's also gives you one other benefit - if the network install fails, you may have to start all over again, and go through the download process a second or third time. With the ISO's in hand, you'll have everything you need locally