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Old 07-27-2010, 01:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
You would typically download an ".iso" file, which is an image of a CD or DVD.
How could I forget that most obvious answer
Old 07-27-2010, 02:05 PM   #17
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@ the op,

Re-read craigevils' post(#10).

You really don't need to download an iso image and reinstall.
Debian,especially Stable will upgrade from one release to the next without breaking anything.
Provided you do the upgrade in a sensible way and read the relevant documentation.
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I have no Idea what i am doing, I was following what these sites and manuals are telling me to do...I really need someone to do this for me.
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No one can actually "do it for you" unless you make arrangements to meet them somewhere. At your own risk, you could certainly contact members privately to try and arrange such a thing.

We at LQ are best prepared to help you by giving the steps and then answering questions when you get stuck.

First, repeating the basic steps:
  1. Download a CD or DVD image (AKA "iso file") from the Debian website or one of the mirrors.
  2. burn this image to a CD or DVD, as appropriate.
  3. Boot the computer from the new disk (If necessary, change the BIOS settings to enable booting from CD/DVD)
  4. Follow the installation instructions.

For more help, ask us specific questions---first, on the detailed steps and later if you get stuck on something.


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