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Old 05-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #16
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Which is the easiest to install and use?
 
Old 05-21-2011, 04:32 PM   #17
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I would think that Lubuntu is the one you want.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 06:19 PM   #18
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What if I were to download these files to dvd from the website below? Would I be able to do a clean install this way? I do have an external cd rom I could plug in.

http://www.linuxcd.org/view_item.php?id_version=5247
 
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I would recommend to download the first DVD from the official Debian website. If you can't use DVDs then download the netinstall-CD and then install from that, with a wired network connection.
Keep in mind that you have to burn them as image, not as data CD/DVD.

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Old 05-21-2011, 08:39 PM   #20
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Tobi - Thanks for pointing out that I need to burn the image and not data files. Once the dvd is made do I just start my netbook and then put in the dvd and let it run?

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You may have to need to change the boot order in the BIOS of your machine. SInce I don't have an ASUS machine I can't help you with that, but you should see a message like "Press DEL to go to BIOS" or similar. Press the key mentioned in the message and search for something like "Boot order", if necessary.
 
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I am stuck! Made the cd and been trying all day to install it get stuck in the select and install software reaches about 67% and I get message A installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is select and install software. Help! It won't get past this.
 
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You mention the CD, so I think you are using the netinstall-CD. Do you have a wired network attached to the machine?
 
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Yes I am plugged into an Ethernet/wired.
 
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Please make a new thread in the Debian sub-forum regarding that issue, so that more people will have a look at your issue. Please mention all the options you have chosen in the steps previous to this error and what hardware you are using in the new thread.
 
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Thanks. I posted on the Debian sub-forum.
 
  


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