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Old 02-06-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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Debian woody : how many CDs do I need.

I see there's an extravagance of 7 CDs for a Debian woody installation. Do I really need all of them in order to just quickly setup a standalone desktop computer with X running and basic productivity tools? I'm temping to try Ubantu - a debian base distro but decide to go with debian for it wider userbase and complete documentations.
Old 02-06-2005, 05:34 AM   #2
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Dont go for woody at all. Terribly outdated. Go at least sarge or even sid. Apparently sid is reasonably reliable. I havent had any problems with sarge except what I have caused.
Old 02-06-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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u should need at least the first two cds
Old 02-06-2005, 08:41 AM   #4
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Nope you can do woody with only the first one but then you need internet access.
Old 02-06-2005, 10:30 AM   #5
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First CD suffice, but sarge is definitely better. You can always upgrade online though if you know how to use apt. =)


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