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Re: [vox-tech] Debian download - 8 disks?
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Re: [vox-tech] Debian download - 8 disks?

Is there a step-by-step howto do this?

I _love_ apt but I have never been able to finish a debian
install with the network running.

something like this...
download the floppies, 
boot with the floppies,
configure the eth0 network card and network
configure apt (or whatever download server)
get _these_ packages (I'm not sure what I really need)
configure X
start insert-your-fav-window-manager-here

start using debian.

-- Andy

--- Gabriel Rosa <grosa@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 12:32:25PM -0700, Mark K. Kim
> wrote:
> > I'm finally getting around to try Debian, but...
> > 
> > There's 8 ISOs, including 1 NONUS.  Why is it so big? 
> I didn't think
> > Debian was that big -- all the less popular stuff is
> downloaded off the
> > 'net was my understanding?
> > 
> > Should I get all 8 ISOs?  What do people recommend?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> sheesh, no. save your bandwidth and cdr's and download
> the 3 'compact' floppy 
> images: root.bin, rescue.bin, drivers.bin
> if you're installing on a machine with windos, you can
> even save yourself
> from having to use the floppies by loading the images
> with loadlin. the
> recent versions allow you to load both the boot image and
> root image at the
> same time.
> I've found that my usual debian install is 3*1.4mb
> (images) + ~180-300mb for
> the packages. Usually takes about 30-40mins with dsl.
> -Gabe
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