SLUG Mailing List Archives
[SLUG] Re: Debian newbie, woody newbie
- To: <asamad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Debian newbie, woody newbie
- From: Angus Lees <gus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat May 25 21:35:02 2002
- Cc: "Slug (E-mail)" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- User-agent: Wanderlust/2.9.9 (Unchained Melody) XEmacs/21.4 (Common Lisp)
At Sat, 25 May 2002 19:21:54 +1000, Alex Samad wrote:
> Also I gather that all I need to download is disk 1 and then the rest can be
> downloaded from the net,
assuming your laptop has a network card of some sort: unless you want
to have a cd for some reason, you may as well just download a few
floppy disk images. boot from them and you can suck the rest down over
the network. you will probably only need 3-6 floppy disks (depending
on the drivers you need for the install).
to find out the various options available, have a flick through the
woody installation instructions:
in particular the chapter on installation methods. this also explains
the various floppy disk images available and where to get them:
if you really want a CD, then check out the different options
available at (and yes, you only need the first one (or two, or
three..), it will download any packages you select that aren't on the
CDs you have):
> can I tell it where to source this from, or is it easier to download
> the CD's and burn them.
yes, you can specify any debian mirror to download from (or files on
local disk/cd). you can give multiple sources and it will search them
in order, so your local mirror doesn't even have to be complete or
fully up to date.
its certainly less bandwidth to only download what you're going to
use. so personally, i would never bother with a cd image unless i was
doing disconnected installs.