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Re: Installing Debian question.


Stephen Liu (<satimis@icare.com.hk>) wrote:

> I am going to install Debian with Disk-1 and Disk-7 on a 6G hard drive
> for test purpose.  They were burnt from following Official CD images
> of the "stable" releases from Debian mirror sites;
> debian-30r1-i386-binary-1.iso
> debian-30r1-i386-binary-7.iso
> I have not downloaded other ISO CD images.  Can I install a stardard
> Debian-Linux workstation only from these 2 CDs

That depends strongly on what you call "standard", and on your internet
connection. You can install the base system from CD 1, as well as a
working X environment, even with KDE. However, you very probably will
want to install packages that are on the second CD. Generally, you can
say that the most important packages are on CD 1, while the least
important ones are on CD 7. But you can also install from CD 1 and get
the rest of the packages you need over the net by adding some Debian
mirror to your sources.list.

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
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