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

On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 12:32, 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?

I recently switched from Red Hat to Debian.
To avoid downtime, I tried debootstrap and
it worked pretty well, although I had to do
a few things by hand. Anyway, I was able to
install a Debian system onto a second hard
disk while I continued working in Red Hat.

The Debian install guide has some instructions
for this method.


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