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Old 10-24-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
sudhirpradhan
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Question Installation of debian-cd-6.0.6-i386-iso image


Currently I am downloading the iso image:

debian-cd-6.0.6-i386-iso dvd-1

from the debian mirror site with my (HUAWEI)net-kit with speed 23Kb/s. But there are 8 iso images and 2 updated iso images in that web page. Now I am in confusion that:

(*) 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?

Previously (on dt.10/Nov/2012) I had downloaded the iso image:

debian-506-i386-iso-DVD-1

But unfortunately I couldn't mount my Micromax(310) net-kit.
Hereby, I request to all of the members that can any body clarify the above confusions of mine. Eagerly waiting for your response....

Simultaneously, on occasion of Dussherra, I pray to GODDESS "Maa Durga", that may she show us the true light on our path of journey.
 
Old 10-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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Quote:
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(*) 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.

Regards.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 04:01 AM   #3
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Many many thanks for your clarification regarding my doubts. Currently 44% of DVD-1 has already been downloaded and 28 hours more is needed for complete download. After(& during) installation, I expect your valuable suggestions once again.

With regards,

Sudhir Kumar Pradhan
Lect. in Math.
Kalinga Institute of Mining Engg. & Technology,
Chhendipada-759124, Angul, Orissa, INDIA.

E-mail:sudhirpradhan2006@rediffmail.com
 
Old 10-25-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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Hello Sudhir,

- Is the downloading speed 23Kb/s or 23KB/s? If it's really in Kb/s that means it's really slow and downloading a DVD would take a long time, nonetheless as said above the first DVD is all you need.

- I too use a 3G USB modem which is a HUAWEI one, on Slackware and Debian. You just need to make sure to install usb_modeswitch and usb_modeswitch_data from the repositories once you install Debian and then using Network manager or kppp (in kde) it's fairly straight forward to use the modem.

Hope it helps and happy Dusshera.

Regards.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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All you really need is the net install ISO which is not very large at all. Boot from that and you can download and install Xorg and a DE/WM of your choice. Only download and install what you need. The DVD is kind of over kill unless you need all that stuff.
 
  


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