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Old 09-09-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Installing Debian from .ISOs


I'm currently running windows xp, and i'm thinking of changing to linux. After browsing through a few hundred distros I ended up with debian. (All suggestions for 'better' linuxes are welcome. I'm quite a first-time user)

Now, my problem is that I don't have any cds at hand, and I can't get them anytime soon. So if it is possible, i'd like to install the linux from .ISO image. So far I've tried installing it with help of grub. I got it loading the kernel and installer, but it starts asking for cds :P i've only images. (I've the 140MB net image) So any solutions?
 
Old 09-09-2005, 02:28 PM   #2
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Erm well, I'm not to sure about this but mount the image on an iternal network. This might be a little impossible if you haven't got linux installed on anything though... If you need a cd with linux on, then you can order Ubuntu linux for free. Ubuntu is based on Debian, but it took a while for the cd's to arrive to me (I live in the U.K. which might have been the reason why). Check out their site: http://ubuntulinux.org/ and the cd ordering page http://shipit.ubuntu.com/
 
Old 09-13-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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Can't you just burn the images to a CD?
 
Old 09-13-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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Re: Installing Debian from .ISOs

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Can't you just burn the images to a CD?
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Originally posted by Gumba
Now, my problem is that I don't have any cds at hand, and I can't get them anytime soon.
I think the answer is no, unfortunately, PENorwood
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:08 AM   #5
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You can buy the CD's already burned. If you're new to linux, please use SuSE 9.2.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:16 AM   #6
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You can buy the CD's already burned. If you're new to linux, please use SuSE 9.2.
WHY use SuSE? I really wish people would stop trying to tell people not to use Debian.

They will run into fewer problems using APT than using Yast. The only thing even slightly difficult about Debian is the lack of GUIs for configuring things.

Debian is stable, easy to upgrade and just as easy to install as SuSE or any other distro.

All you need to install is the netinstall cd.

What about floppies? You can install Debian using floppies.
Debian -- Booting from floppy disks and installing using the network
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:23 AM   #7
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As a relative newbie myself, I am presently "learning" Debian after having enjoyed playing with Suse 9.3 for some months.

My recommendation... don't try Debian, yet. There are many other newbie-friendly distros that run from live CDs or are less stressful to install.

My personal recommendation (obviously) is Suse 9.3. If you have a high-speed connection, you can download the CD iso's from Suse.com or one of its many mirrors. Then just burn them using Nero or Roxio or whatever in Windoze, or Kb3 under Linux.

DO remember that you need to burn the ISO, not the file. If you right click on the file and "Open with...", the application is (usually) smart enough to recognize it as an iso image and act accordingly.

Good luck,
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