[clug] Debian cds and the next LUG meeting.

Francis Whittle fudje at grapevine.net.au
Wed Jul 27 13:07:40 GMT 2005

Funny thing is, that even on dialup, I never used more than one CD....
Actually, because I was downloading and burning the ISOs myself, I found
that it was better to use the netinst on dialup, 'cause it took less

On Thu, 2005-07-28 at 08:53 +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> You'll probably find you only need 1-2 CDs to get Debian running
> decently. The packages are sorted by popularity so you only need CDs
> 11,12,13 if you feel you really can't manage without xringd, protoize or
> idn.
> I haven't checked personally just how far you can get without the whole
> set, but that's the general idea.  You could do a base install from only
> a couple of CDs, then add any other specific packages of interest from
> the net.
> Drew

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