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    How to tell debian to retrieve packages from internet instead of CD set

    Hello all,

    I'm very new to Linux world however I managed to I installed Debian lenny on my box using a set of CD burned from ISO images. Everything works just fine so far. However, every time I try to update it always asks me to insert the CD and it's somewhat inconvenience. How to make debian just goes straight to the repository site to download the packages that I need. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice weekend all.

    Best regards,

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    well i dont know if is the best way but you can edit you /etc/apt/sources.list and comment the cd room something like this
    in a terminal type
    nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1
    to this

    #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.0 _Lenny_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1
    you need root privileges to do this though

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    Thank you for your reply. I just run gedit and added a string of debian repository site and the problem is solved. Thanks

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