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Old 11-06-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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Arrow Is it possible to install "Etch" now


Hi all,

I had "Sarge" running, but now I have removed it to fix something.

I am wondering that, if I would like to try "Etch", which is "testing",

Is it possible to install "Etch" from now ?

I didn't check in Debian website if they already provide "Etch" for download, so that I can burn it to CD and make an installation directly.

If not possible, Do I need to install "Sarge" again and upgrade from "Sarge" to "Etch" ??

Please suggest

Thanks in advance,

Alez
 
Old 11-06-2005, 12:04 PM   #2
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I tried the etch net installer about 2 weeks ago, and it was broken due to security changes in apt. Check the bug page for the new installer. It might be fixed.http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstallerToday
[19 Oct 05] secure apt [WWW] won't work with any debian CDs as it cannot validate them; this breaks all CD images except businesscard and netboot mini ISOs. Symptom: failed to install initrd-tools

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Old 11-06-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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I run Etch happily!
ftp://ftp.fsn.hu/pub/CDROM-Images/de...cial/etch-dvd/
 
Old 11-06-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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Otherwise,
1. Install Sarge
2. Change sources in repositories from stable to testing
3. Make "Smart Upgrade" using Synaptic
 
Old 11-06-2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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If I want to install etch from cd, how many of those cd's do I actually need to download/burn?


Just a thought:
debian-pure installs sarge from one cd. Easy install, but it will install grub to mbr without asking. Then upgrade to etch?
 
Old 11-06-2005, 12:16 PM   #6
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Base system is one 50MB netinstall. Full system 2 DVDs
 
Old 11-06-2005, 03:28 PM   #7
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I downloaded and installed testing using netinstall a couple of days ago and it worked fine. I saw some minor differences with the installer of Sarge, but that where just some new questions that where asked. No big deal
 
Old 11-06-2005, 04:48 PM   #8
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did the net install yesterday. No issues.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 03:18 PM   #9
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Originally posted by kmoffat debian-pure installs sarge from one cd. Easy install, but it will install grub to mbr without asking.
??? You get to chose to install grub or not, and also where to install it. I chose to install it to my /boot partition and that's exactly where the installer put it. Didn't touch my MBR at all (although I always backup the MBR before installing ANY operating system - just to be safe!) I believe the default is to install to the MBR, but you certainly don't have to accept that default.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:53 PM   #10
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Are you referring to "debian-pure"? or to the actual debian distribution. When I installed debian-pure I was not given, or missed, the grub install choice. In debian it worked as expected. (I have only done debian-pure once, so could be mistaken)
 
Old 11-08-2005, 10:13 PM   #11
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Originally posted by kmoffat
Are you referring to "debian-pure"?
Oh. My mistake. Sorry about that. I saw what you wrote, but had never heard of "debian-pure" as an actual term. I mistakenly interpreted that to mean "real Debian", as opposed to "Debian-based" (like Ubuntu or Knoppix). Live and learn I guess. I feel like Rosanne Rosannadanna from the old SNL. "Oh. Never mind!"
 
Old 11-09-2005, 07:28 AM   #12
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Debia-pure is a debain based distro that does a very easy install of debian. Check it out.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #13
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you can use the standard netinstall iso for sarge.

at the boot: prompt add linux26 expert that will install the 2.6 kernel by default during the install and it will ask you a LOT of extra questions. so it makes the install a bit more difficult but the one question it does ask is "do you want to install: Stable, Testing, or Unstable at which point you could choose testing (etch)

no need to grab special isos or daily builds the netinstall does it all..

http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
 
  


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