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Index of /debian-cd/7.1.0/i386/iso-dvd Looking at this if I want to burn Debian 7.1 to a DVD to load onto a machine I'll need 3 of them plus 1 for the ...
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- 10-07-2013 #1
Debian 7.1, why does it take 3 DVD's??
Index of /debian-cd/7.1.0/i386/iso-dvd
Looking at this if I want to burn Debian 7.1 to a DVD to load onto a machine I'll need 3 of them plus 1 for the updates, why is that? My Point Linux Distro which is based on Debian 7.1 only needed one DVD for the Debian core and the MATE desktop environment. What am I missing here?
- 10-07-2013 #2
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i think the 3 DVD set is meant to represent the majority of the official Debian distro. I.e, it has *way* more than the average user needs. If Debian follows the convention of other Linux distros, you likely only need the first DVD in order to install a "standard" Desktop install.
I've never set Debian up from DVDs before though, so I'm not positive how the installer works. I'd be surprised if you couldn't list network sources during the install, though, even if booting off of, and initially installing from DVD.
Last edited by atreyu; 10-08-2013 at 01:33 AM. Reason: typo
- 10-08-2013 #3
- 10-08-2013 #4What am I missing here?
- 10-08-2013 #5
Ahh, ok, so they're basically putting their entire Repo on disc for folks that might not have interweb connections. Got it. Thanks.
- 10-09-2013 #6
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- 10-16-2013 #7
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- 10-16-2013 #9
don't take offense. I mean that affectionately.)
I have internet access. Some kids I know parents don't. The kids want to buy a old computer from me like a IBM a22m laptop. I download all the cds and burn them. I install all of that on the hard drive. I sell the old laptop for 25 bucks with the cds included. Win Win.
Lot's of Barrios down here with no running water or no internet connection.
But kids be curious and broke as hell.
- 10-16-2013 #10
No offense taken by calling me a Redneck, I'm proud to be one and wouldn't have it any other way.
I guess they could download them at school or other place that has interweb access then take them home to install but for me having a computer is about 99% interweb access. If I didn't have the interweb then I'd just as soon not even own a computer because all I do is on the web.