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Old 04-13-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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Help downloading Debian


Hey guys,
Where could I get Debian sarge? What is it also known as? Ie:debian gnu 3? links?
Thanks!
 
Old 04-13-2005, 10:56 PM   #2
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yah and how does it compare to ease and power to fedora 3(what I have now on one system)?
Thankls!
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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www.debian.org would be a logical place to look for a Debian distro. It's known as Debian Sarge.

As far as comparing Debian to FC, well I guess it depends on how you define "ease" and "power". Power is determined by your hardware, not the distro. If you have a 1G processor, it'll run like a 1G processor regardless.

Not sure about "ease". Ease of what? The installer isn't a GUI, but then you only install it once unless you're like me a play around with a lot of different distros all the time.

Package management is about as easy as it gets with Debian. To install, say, k3b on the command line you type "apt-get install k3b" and apt-get fetches the app from the net repository along with any dependencies and install it on the system. There are also GUI front-ends for apt-get such as Synaptic which is pretty much a point and click affair if typing apt-get install <appname> is too much for a person to deal with.

www.distrowatch.org
 
Old 04-14-2005, 01:52 AM   #4
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Get the installer @ http://www.nl.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
 
Old 04-14-2005, 03:51 AM   #5
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I just downloaded the net-install cd then installed the rest of the OS using apt.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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i have not done the netinstaller yet, but i normally will grab a torrent, just google for debian torrent and you will find them from the official debain.org page.

as for compairing it ot FC...

long story short:

1. when i started linux this time around i started with RH9, predeseassor(sp?) to the current FC line.

that was good for me as it was a very simple GUI based install much like a windows installer. it gave me plenty of NEWBIE tools to get my feet wet.

2. i now use debian and do not see a change in that any time soon. i really love the power that debain has as well as the ease most things can be done with it.

3. the RH/FC line do handle kerenl upgrades better then ay distro i have ever seen. it is really simple with them, either up2date the new kernel, or install and configure YUM and yum install new_kernel and you are done. its really that simple.

in debian i have yet to be successful on my own with a kernel compile, thus im still stuck with the 2.4.x-speakup kernel that came with my ISOs...

that is my lack of linux know how.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 01:27 PM   #7
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Have fun downloading 14 cd's for sarge its easier to get the sarge installer apt-get what you need.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 01:29 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Boow
Have fun downloading 14 cd's for sarge its easier to get the sarge installer apt-get what you need.
why would you waist that many CDs, *rolls eyes as i did that my first time though*, you only need CD1. that will give you enough to get a base install with no GUI, then you can apt-get install the rest of your system.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 05:25 PM   #9
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Thanks!!
 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:33 PM   #10
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Yah. On debian.org it says that it is not yet available, yet i know people have it...How to get it???
 
Old 04-15-2005, 01:28 PM   #11
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you mean this site:

http://www.debian.org/CD/torrent-cd/

official debian torrents from debian.org
 
Old 04-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Linux nooB 454
Yah. On debian.org it says that it is not yet available, yet i know people have it...How to get it???

are u talking about these CDs

http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimag...g/cd/rc3/i386/

regards
 
Old 04-15-2005, 06:44 PM   #13
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i detest that jigdo thing. torrents or raw ISO all the way for me thank you.
 
  


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