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Old 06-28-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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Ok I am sorta new to linux and I want to try debian, I would like to know how to install and which boot cd I sould get. Thanks.
Old 06-28-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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try reading on...

also check out for iso images...also try to give more info about what you want to do with linux once you install so that LQites can give you pointed guidance.

Whether you want a dual-boot or linux-only system??
Old 06-28-2004, 02:54 PM   #3
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Try out Mepis or Knoppix. They are liveCDs, meaning it can be run straight off of the CD. They're based on Debian, so that when you do a hard drive install with them, the hard drive install is essentially Debian.

However, they have some advantages over a traditional Debian install, including:

1. You just burn one CD, rather than a gazillion.

2. They include excellent automatic hardware detection. VERY newbie friendly.


3. The hard drive install process is simpler. Also very newbie friendly.
Old 06-28-2004, 03:18 PM   #4
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I second what IsaacKuo says. Knoppix is cool.
Old 06-28-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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You could do the sarge net install if you have dsl/broadband its pretty easy,the only tricky part is setting up xf86config,do a little research and if you get lucky it will set it up for you,the only thing I had to change was my graphic card.


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