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Old 10-20-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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How many of these discs do I really need?


I want to download and install Debian, but I don't want to burn all of the disks if I don't have to. Do I really need to burn all of these? I read someplace that the disks went in order of the popularity of the packages they contained. Also, several of the first disks are different "boot" flavors. Do I need the extra "boot" discs for installing packages, even if I don't use them to boot?
 
Old 10-20-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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Just the first disc is enough since u have an internet connection.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 10:07 PM   #3
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???

So lets get this straight. There are like a ba-jillion ISO's, but I only need the first one?

The main reason I'm even bothering to ask is that I'm very pressed for hard-disk space. I only have 4GB (counting swap) of space to let Linux use. You can guage how much space you're going to use by the number of ISO's you download, but you can't do that with a net install.

Will Debian swallow my 4GB whole?
 
Old 10-20-2004, 11:05 PM   #4
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you only need one:
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
choose i386
 
Old 10-20-2004, 11:57 PM   #5
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Use the one macondo gave a link to. This will install the base system and then you install only what you need from the net.

apt-setup

apt-get update

apt-cache search package_name

apt-get install package_name
 
Old 10-21-2004, 01:17 AM   #6
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Keeping below 4GB will be a walk in the park. Until a month ago, my Debian partition was 2GB including Swap. You should be able to install X-Windows and one of the popular desktop environments if you want as well as heaps of other software including OO.org.

Daniel
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:59 AM   #7
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Thanks.

Many thanks.
 
  


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