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Re: dumb question about installing etch....

On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 09:20:46AM -0500, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 10:18:28AM +0000, Chris Lale wrote:
> > Douglas Tutty wrote:
> > >On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 10:15:57AM +0000, Chris Lale wrote:
> > >>Michael Fothergill wrote:
> > >>>If I wanted to install etch as a net install, how do I do this?  On 
> > >>>the installation web page there is a choice of a weekly snapshot or a 
> > >>>daily built image.  The daily built image has a netinstall CD in it.
> > >>>
> > >>>Is there a netinstall CD for the weekly one?
> > >>>
> > >>>I have never tried to install Etch.
> > >>>      
> > >>Did you download the Etch RC1 installer from 
> > >>http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/? Choose "netinst CD image 
> > >>(100-150 MB)". Burn the ISO image to a CD. Boot from the CD and press F3 
> > >>at the prompt. You can choose a curses-bases installer or a GUI 
> > >>installer. The installer will install all the latest packages in Etch 
> > >>directly from the repository. You will need a broadband connection.
> > If you haven't got broadband you will need to be patient! It takes me 2 
> > - 3 hours to install Etch over broadband. I installed Sarge once using a 
> > 56k dialup and it took a whole day.
> > 
> Just to see (and to rearrange my raid/lvm setup), I installed Etch amd64
> RC1 last night and chose a mirror and had it install the whole standard
> system from within the installer.  It took 7 hrs.  I imagine that if I
> had asked it to install Gnome it could have taken a week.

broadband or dial-up? my last install took me about 2 hours (I think,
I was doing other stuff) on broadband rated at 6Mbps download (comcast
cable internet).

> To me, the goal of an install is to get the basic system installed so I
> can add stuff to it.  It would be __very__ handy if there was a
> "standard" task in the task lists (or a metapackage) of aptitude that
> corresponded to the "standard system" task in tasksel during the
> install.

why not just unselect everything but "manual package installation" in
tasksel. that's what i do.


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