Debian question...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gballard, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. gballard

    gballard Moderator

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    I am downloading the latest ISOs of Debian and I see there is 7 ISO files for it...are all 7 needed or can you just use the first ISO and build a boot disc from it and get the base OS installed and then use apt-get to update the rest?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I think the first ISO will do. Or you could skip the ISO:s alltogether and do an installation over the Internet.
     
  3. gballard

    gballard Moderator

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    well...wouldnt that require a boot floppy?...I dont have a floppy drive in the box I am wanting to install it on
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I think there are some mini-ISO:s you could use as well. Not sure though. :)
     
  5. NetRyder

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    I'm not sure about Debian, but certain distributions have their source code as ISO images too. For example, Slackware 9.1 has 2 binary ISOs and 2 source ISOs. You only need the first two binary ISOs for installation purposes.
    JJB6486 has been using Debian for a while. He might be able to give you more info.