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Re: downloading debian

On Thu, 2001-10-04 at 03:49, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> * kumar suresh (listuser@yahoo.com) [011003 07:13]:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > We tried to download debian cdimages as instructed by
> > the latest psudo-image kit but from most of the sites
> > we were unable to download the required files. With
> > many sites, the make-psudo-imaage command terminated
> > immediately and with someother sites we could donwload
> > only upto 21MB or so. Thereafterwards,
> > make-psudo-imaage command returned the prompt
> > immediately.
> > 
> > So is there any site from where we can get latest
> > debian? 
> See www.bradmont.net (which, unfortunately, seems to be down at the
> moment). I'll burn and mail you one for the cost of the disc + shipping,
> mail me privately if interested. (potato discs only right now.)

Wouldn't it be a brilliant idea if someone came up with an Essential
Debian ISO image, containing only the absolute minimum files necessary
to have a working apt-get/dselect system, (e.g. the boot image,
base*tgz, drivers.tgz)? Low-bandwidth folks can burn the mini-ISO
(~30MB) image to CDRW or a mini CDR and just apt-get the .debs they
really need (which for most people should be under 300MB)

I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is
going to end. I came here to tell how it's going to begin. I'm going to
hang up this phone, and then show these people what you don't want them
to see. I'm going to show them a world without you.

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