Originally Posted by sudhirpradhan
(*) whether each of the 10 iso images are distict or equivalent with each other (to some extent).
(**)If distinct, is it necessary to download all of the iso images for complete functionality of linux ?
(***)Can the HUAWEI net-kit be mounted on post-installation of the above debian -dvd_1?
1.- All you need is DVD 1 (or CD 1, in any case).
2.- No, it's not necessary to download the complete set of DVDs/CDs. They contain all the software available in the repositories (which you probably don't need). They're meant to be used in remote locations with no internet connection. Once you install Debian, you can download everything else from the online repositories.
3.- Not sure what is the Huawei net kit. If it's some ADSL modem, it should work with Debian. Maybe your network card was not recognized by Debian 5? If this is the case, we will need to know which chipset are you using. To know it, please open a terminal and execute lspci -k
from the installed Debian, then post the output here.