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Re: VMware install bi-passes iso file

Harry Putnam <reader@newsguy.com> wrote:
> I hope someone might be able to help me with installing debian as
> guest by way of vmware.

> I downloaded the iso DVD (4.4 GB what a hefty download)

If you've got network access you're probably far better off with one of
the netinst images, and using the network to bring in recent editions
of the packages you're actually going to use.

> Also, I wasn't really sure if I'm getting the right one.  The hardware
> is (intel) i7 Q820 multiple cores with windows 7 64 bit.

The host hardware's largely irrelevant. What is important is the virtual
hardware offered within the VM. I successfully run a 686 based kernel,


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