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Old 01-17-2008, 07:01 AM   #16
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netinstall iso is the least amount of data downloaded for Debian install... the iso is 150 MB...
The "businesscard" installer is only 40 MB, and some people swear by it. They claim it's even more reliable than the "netinstall" .iso
 
Old 01-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #17
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The "businesscard" installer is only 40 MB, and some people swear by it. They claim it's even more reliable than the "netinstall" .iso
Cool. I've never tried the business card install. I'll have to give that one a try sometime. Has anyone used it here? Issues?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:57 AM   #18
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I always forget about that business card iso.. too small to be noticed I guess
 
Old 01-19-2008, 06:05 AM   #19
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if i used the iso net cd
how much time it will take to finish install coz i have a slow net connection?
and the net may cut in any time so i am afriad to take sa lot of time and the net cut so i starts to download from the beginig
 
Old 01-19-2008, 09:44 AM   #20
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if i used the iso net cd
how much time it will take to finish install coz i have a slow net connection?
and the net may cut in any time so i am afriad to take sa lot of time and the net cut so i starts to download from the beginig
The net install iso is a small download and you can customize your install to make it smaller and then later when you're up and running you can use apt-get to install other applications. If you're worried about the reliability of your connection you could buy the Debian CDs for a few bucks.

http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/

http://shop.cheapbytes.com/cgi-bin/cart/0070011556.html

http://www.osdisc.com/cgi-bin/view.c...s/linux/debian
 
Old 01-19-2008, 09:49 AM   #21
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If your's is a slow Internet connection, I would suggest not using the NetInstall procedure . I also live in a country with unpredictable and slow Internet connection. And I tried the NetInstallation and had to discard installation midway twice.

You better download the CD-1.iso and burn it and off you go ! I myself installed that way.

I can assure you this will install the most basic applications like GNOME and IceWeasel. But it doesn't have one great thing--OpenOffice.org (I guess that comes on the 2nd CD--I installed OpenOffice from the Internet). The 2nd CD probably also contain KDE and another great app Synaptic. So, you may want to download this CD too.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #22
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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.
When I install Debian via the latest netinstall the CDR itself can find my internet connection on eth0 but the Hard disk version can't. Every version of Debian, including ubuntu, kbunto has this problem. But knoppix has no such problem, slackware has no such problem, slax has no such problem and so on. Is there some magic setting I am missing? Should I take all the defaults for networking when I install?
 
Old 01-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #23
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IF you have a good Internet connection with no limited use (no problem download 1-3 Gbyte data) AND if you are not going to install on to many computers, please use the netinstall CD, as it is all that is needed. Very fast method to install a handfull computers with.

IF you do NOT have a god Internet connection (with limited download size or speed), download the first two - four CD images as it gives you a good installation. If you have a Internet connection you can upgrade from Internet, which is less data to download than downloading all packages each time.

Notice that what is best solution depends on what you have have to start from. To not recognice this won't help anyone that asks for help.

Last edited by Jaxn; 01-21-2008 at 09:13 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #24
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but then you are discounting using the netinstall CD to install the first PC and using a local repository or using apt-proxy to install Linux on the other PC's, which would be less data downloaded than 4 CD iso's..

Ahh Linux soo many ways to skin a cat

If your bandwidth is that limited I would probably grab a mag off the newsstand that had the DVD or order the DVD from the internet..
 
  


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