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Re: Overwhelmed newbie

On 9/16/05, Fritz Brown <fritz.brown@engineer.com> wrote:
> Well, I don't have any idea what's what when I begin the install.  I have 7 CDs (booting from the CD), and get through the partitioning OK, but am utterly without a clue when it starts asking about packages with cryptic names and cryptic descriptions on the second bootup (or is it the third?).

When in doubt, you can stick with the defaults in the simple package
selection option.  You can always add or remove packages later.  Keep
in mind as well that you're installing Woody, which is the old stable
release.  You're probably going to want to upgrade to sarge at least,
and possibly etch or sid, soon after installing.  The less you install
now, the less painful the upgrade will be.

Michael A. Marsh

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