On Saturday 30 December 2006 22:46, Kevin Mark wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 09:35:44AM +1100, Phillip Thorpe wrote:
> > ok thanks Roberto!
> > That is awesome, I have been using Slackware for a few years
> > now(and will continue to do so) it only has three CD's but I have
> > only ever used two of them. I will try Debian now and see how it
> > is.
> > Happy new year!
> > Phill.
> > On Sunday 31 December 2006 08:54, Roberto C. Sanchez wrot
> > > On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 07:37:25AM +1100, Phillip Thorpe wrote:
> > > > Hi there
> > > > Im installing the amd64 version of Debian, can
> > > > anyone tell me if I need to download *both* DVD iso's?
> > > > Surely it cant be that big?
> > > > cheers
> > > > Phill.
> > >
> > > Sarge is on something like 13 or 15 CDs. Etch is even bigger.
> > > Yes, it is that big. Now, you more than likely can get away with
> > > just the first one, as the vast majority of the important/popular
> > > software is there.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > -Roberto
> Hi Phil,
> Debian can be installed by various methods: cd , dvd, netinstall,
> etc. When the CD's were introduced, they devised a method to make it
> easy to install what you will need. The first 2 CD's contains things
> that everyone should need and so on. And the last CD will contain
> things that few folks need. So most folks need the first few CDs to
> get a system running. IIRC CD #1 will get you the basic console
> system and CD 1-3 should get you X + KDE + GNOME. Since DVD's are
> bigger, DVD#1 should contain stuff for X,KDE,GNOME and much more.
Much more importantly, if you have a decent internet connection you can
automatically download and update over the net, so you really only need
the first CD in that case. In fact you can get away with just the