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Re: which DVD to download?

On Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:05:24 +0000, Brian wrote:

> On Wed 02 Feb 2011 at 16:03:44 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> Agree. With no Internet connection I would go for the first CD or
>> better yet, the first DVD.
>> Last time I used "netinst" image fitted in a mini-CD (~210 MiB) which
>> allowed me to install a bare system but not a full desktop metapackage,
>> IIRC.
> Internet access is absent whichever method, CD, DVD or netinst.iso, is
> used with d-i. So the choice comes down to how bare/basic an initial
> install has to be prior to adding further packages when connectivity is
> available. If a full, working desktop is a requirement I'd be be looking
> at a Debian Live iso rather than CD-1 or DVD-1.

Why LiveCD for installing? Any advantage over the standard install first 
CD image?



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