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Old 01-14-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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Debian ISO Images


I see there are 21 iso images for debian.A full install takes all 21 or what is the story.Why so many is my question.
 
Old 01-14-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/...ebian_4.0_CDs/
 
Old 01-14-2008, 09:06 PM   #3
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Most people with a broadband connection just download the netinstall .iso it is about 150MB image and will download the additional packages you want automatically during installation. The total data downloaded during a netinstall is far less than the 21 iso's would be..
 
Old 01-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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Yep, I always use the net install iso, it works like a charm. Then you can customize your Debian installation and get exactly what you want from the repositories.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:46 AM   #5
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The first cd is sufficient to install the system. second cd has some extra packages which are recommended to install and must if you want kde also installed. Rest are having special programs which someone may want to use. In my experience first four cds or the first dvd (preferably) are better options for normal user since they have most of the commonly used packages. Since the package list is huge its divided into the cds or dvds. And isn't the no 24 for etch?
Ofcourse by now many magazines have given it as issue. maybe you can get the dvd from there.
Enjoy.
 
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I downloaded and burned the net install iso.Install worked fine and running 100%.Thank You
 
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I downloaded and burned the net install iso.Install worked fine and running 100%.Thank You
Good news, glad you got it installed:-)
 
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:14 AM   #9
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Most people with a broadband connection just download the netinstall .iso it is about 150MB image and will download the additional packages you want automatically during installation. The total data downloaded during a netinstall is far less than the 21 iso's would be..
i will give debian 10G but i am afraid when installing that iso it exceeds that storage place???
 
Old 01-16-2008, 07:18 AM   #10
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i will give debian 10G but i am afraid when installing that iso it exceeds that storage place???
If you choose a standard desktop install using the net install iso you will not exceeed 10 GB, you'll have room to spare.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 07:22 AM   #11
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then how many cds shall i download so as not stay most of the time on the net
shall the first four be good or make it the first 6 cds
 
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then how many cds shall i download so as not stay most of the time on the net
shall the first four be good or make it the first 6 cds
No. Just install the net install iso (about 150 MB). Choose a standard desktop install and print server if you want cups. That will give you a working desktop using 2-3 GB. After that you can pull anything else you want down off the Internet using apt-get.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 08:12 PM   #13
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then how many cds shall i download so as not stay most of the time on the net
shall the first four be good or make it the first 6 cds
You only need the first CD if you have Internet access when you install your computer. You might want to have the first 2-3 if you don't have Internet access and not any special demands on strange software.

Notice there are three different first CD. One for Gnome, one for KDE and one for XFCE. Of course you can install KDE from Gnome-CD. But they are tailored for resp. desktop environment.
 
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netinstall iso is the least amount of data downloaded for Debian install/.. the iso is 150 MB and it only downloads what you want during install..

not a disc image full of outdated packages, that the system will download yet again during install or update..
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:33 PM   #15
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not a disc image full of outdated packages, that the system will download yet again during install or update..
Agreed. If you have a good broadband connection you can use the net install iso to download, install an up-to-date system in under an hour. That is much less time than is needed for downloading 3-4 CDs.
 
  


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