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Re: how many CDs for v3.1 r3?

anonymous schreef:

> I was planning to download and test install Debian for the first time.
> However, when I browsed the website below:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r3/i386/iso-cd/
> 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
> 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.
> Thanks in advance,
> A.

It is much better (and simpler) to do a net install. You download just
a small CD to begin with the installation and then choose what you want
to install. See http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/

As soon as the system is working you can add packages as you need them.


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