Re: how many CDs for v3.1 r3?
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On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 05:04:06AM -0800, anonymous wrote:
> I was planning to download and test install Debian for the first time.
> However, when I browsed the website below:
> for a download, I found out that I would need to download 18 CDs: 15
> regular and 3 for the update.
> I would like to know whether all these CDs have binary files or are
> these also include CDs with
> sources and documentation. If so, which ones of them?
> How much would it need for a complete install on a P-IV 2.5GHz with 256
> MB RAM?
> And how much for the disk space?
> I tried to look up the answers in the online manual, but was unable to
> find them. Any help would
> be appreciated.
well the source cd's are at
you won't need all 15 cd's by any chance...
and the update cd's are for people that already have some older 3.1 cd's
lying around, so you won't need them either...
but, if you only want to install a single computer and you have a
suitable internet connection for it, maybe the netinst
image would be better for you, as with that you only download a small
image for the base system (112 MB) and then only the packets you really
as for space requierements:
my installations are between 7 and 8 gigabytes for my desktop machines
(excluding /home and other large dir's used for storing big things, but
including around 1-2 gigs of kernel and other sources in /usr/src.
that said, while my desktop machines do not have a full kde or gnome
installed (though most of the libs since i use some kde and gnome apps),
they also have things like a database- and webserver installed for
my mothers machine uses around 5 gigs for a (nearly) complete gnome,
some audio apps and some simple games...
that said, there are as far as i know, over 20000 packages currently in
debian, and while you wont be able to install all of them at the same
time, you can imagine that the 15 cd's would need quite a lot of disk
space if you decompress and install all packages you can install at the
same time, though there is litle point in doing that, i think.
i hope that helps
Albert Dengg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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