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Old 12-01-2007, 05:36 AM   #1
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Can you store installer files on a CD?

I have reinstalled Kubuntu 7.04 several times already and found that I need several programs to happily run it.

My internet access is not 100% so I have some time when I am not connected my questions is

can I store some files on a CD and install them over the CD instead of over the net?

If so how?
Old 12-01-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Kubuntu, that's Debain based right?
Old 12-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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You can download and save to cd software from the repository.

when you ready to install it you have a couple of option.
1) create a local repository on your hard drive.(Difficulty: medium)
2) use kpackage to install.(Difficulty: low) does not support dependency resolution when installing from a deb file.
3) use synaptic to both download and install the packages.

I use option three. synaptic will let you select the packages you want and generate a download script to download the package you need and its dependencies. So you can store every thing you need to install a particular package in one place.
Synaptic also give you the option of installing the packages stored in a particular folder and will resolve dependencies. Alternately you can have synaptic just download the package without installing them while your online then just install them later.

Ubunutu/Kubuntu online repository:
You can download packages manually from the above address.

Last edited by xweb; 12-01-2007 at 12:48 PM.
Old 12-03-2007, 09:21 AM   #4
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