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Re: First Debian Installation: totally brain-dead. Where do I go from here?

On Friday 02 July 2010 21:47:13 Mark wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Keith Mitchell <kpmitchell@gmail.com>wrote:
> > Thanks Guys:
> >
> > Looks like a serious operator malfunction on my part. My first time
> > with an internet install. In the past, I had a CD with the whole
> > distribution on it.
> This is something I haven't been able to wrap my head around yet.  It
> _seems_ from this email list that the preferred installation method is
> netinsall/minimal install.  Personally I only use CD or DVD images and this
> email thread is a good example why.  A CD is downloaded so quickly these
> days, most likely taking less time than you have spent/will spend trying to
> get the minimal install working.  I wonder if you download the CD .iso and
> install from that on this same machine, if you would  be having those
> problems.  Sure seems like an easier path than the one you're on, unless
> the point of your installation is to build from ground up and only install
> certain packages, but that's not how I've read your post.  If a user's goal
> is to install Debian and get it up and running with the least amount of
> headaches, it's tough to argue against installing from a CD or DVD image.

I cannot get my head round why anyone with good Internet access would not want 
a net install.  Start the installer, answer the questions, most are fine if 
you just accept the defaults, make sure that tasksel is offering you what you 
want, and then let your box talk to itself for a short while.  Bingo, a fully 
installed _and_ fully updated system.  If you use CDs you may have to keep 
changing the CD.  The full set is now something like 11 is it not?

Just _my_ 2p ;-)


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