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Old 02-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Installing debian but questions about multiple cd's and ndiswrapper

I've been using ubuntu for a while now, but i'd like to try out debian.

Looking through the install options, i've seen floppy, network, minimal, and crapload of cd's.

I have a wmp54gs network card, so i need to install ndiswrapper. I obviously can't do this through the internet with apt-get ndiswrapper, so i was wondering if there's any way to do a minimal install, then apt-get ndiswrapper to reference a debian cd

so basically, I want to do the smallest install possible, then install ndiswrapper through apt-get without the internet (i tried compiling it myself, it was a mess =9)

14 cds seems a little much for me

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I believe that you only need the first 3 CDs for this, but I could be wrong.
Old 02-24-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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You could also download only the netinst cd + the packages for ndiswrapper (I mean, ndiswrapper & the packages it depends of) ; you can install them with dpkg. When your wireless card is installed, you fetch the rest with apt*.

Originally Posted by saman007uk
I believe that you only need the first 3 CDs for this, but I could be wrong.
Is there somewhere on a list with the packages shipped in each CD (a detailed overview of the CDs) ?



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