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Old 09-06-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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OK. I'm completly new to Linux. I just got Mandrake 10.0 working. Now I'm interested in trying Debian. I'm confused by all of the files I see on www.linuxiso.org. Do I burn all of the ISOs to a DVD or how do I work that out? Any advice would be great! Thanks.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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You burn each CD iso to an individual CD, and then install it like Mandrake
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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hum ... Im all out of CD-Rs ... it would work burning to all ISOs to a DVD at once? Should I just use a DVD?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:00 PM   #4
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You can download the full stable release on DVD using Jigdo

There is a howto on that site. The DVD release consists of 2 DVDs, but I think you only need the first one to do a normal installation. You can get other packages from the Internet using the apt system.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:01 PM   #5
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hum ... Im all out of CD-Rs ... it would work burning to all ISOs to a DVD at once?
No, you have to use CD's if burning official Debian ISO's.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:33 PM   #6
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Just burn the first CD and install it from the NET if you have broadband.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:35 PM   #7
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My problem is that I don't have any blank CD-R's ... Just DVDR
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:00 PM   #8
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My problem is that I don't have any blank CD-R's ... Just DVDR
If you are on a high speed connection and it sounds like it if you are considering DVD download then go to the Debian website and get the network install floppies if I recall correctly boot.img, root.img and net-card.img and make the disks this of course assumes that you have floppies.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 06:39 AM   #9
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My problem is that I don't have any blank CD-R's ... Just DVDR
HELLO !!!!!!!!!!!! Did you read my post ????? I told you that you can download the DVDs using Jigdo. Just click on the link and download the DVDs, burn them and install Debian.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 12:43 PM   #10
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Hello!!!!! I never saw your post so just calm down!

How am I supposed to download? Each file is only like 800KB I'm confused.

Last edited by Daniel8802; 09-07-2005 at 12:48 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:06 PM   #11
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I followed the jigdo link and read quickly. Seems you'll need to get the jigdo app and use that to download the dvd images.

Go here: http://atterer.net/jigdo/ to download jigdo for your OS and install it.

Then go here: http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/ and read the "How to download an image with jigdo" section.


As for the size of each file...read this:

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Of course, a "normal" Debian mirror does not carry any CD images, so how can jigdo download them there? jigdo achieves this by downloading individually all the files that are on the CD. In the next step, all these files are assembled in one big file which is an exact copy of the CD image. However, all this happens behind the scenes - all that you need to do is tell the download tool the location of a ".jigdo" file to process.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:19 PM   #12
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wow i'm just really confused still lol ... I'll try again later.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:58 PM   #13
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I didn't mean to sound rude. I'm pretty stressed out because I have to finish my Master Thesis within 2 weeks.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 08:08 PM   #14
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It's cool! I totally understand. Good luck!
 
  


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