talking debian. (fwd)

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Thu Apr 5 15:27:26 EDT 2012

Hi all,
Perhaps a silly question, but based on the below information, how does one 
install Debian if you do not have high speed access?
My present situation is that my dsl modem is damaged and I have not 
replaced it.
I did not realize that the images needed took up so many cds.

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Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 07:21:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jay Chang <rekcaheht at>
To: Karen Lewellen <klewellen at>
Subject: Re: talking debian.

Hi Karen,

I just noticed that the full CD set requires a whopping 52 discs!!!  So I think it's more reasonable to download the network installation image (less than 200 MB), burn one CD, and let the installer download whatever it needs over the Internet....  Unless you want to purchase 52 blank CDs.  Unfortunately we can't use the DVD images because your ThinkPad doesn't have a DVD drive.


> From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen at>
>To: Jay C <rekcaheht at>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7:02:19 PM
>Subject: talking debian.
>Hi Jay,
>I sit corrected, these are cd images, which has me feeling better as I can replace the ones you use with   blank new ones...I just got package.
>If  you read the links, there is reference to software speech, but hardware, what I use has been in the install for years.  I intend following the steps to install squeeze, so I would burn the first set of images in the installer list.
>Thanks, this is going to be fun!
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>Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:31:23 +0200
>From: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault at>
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>Subject: Re: talking debian cd-newer version?
>Samuel Thibault, le Mon 02 Apr 2012 19:27:21 +0200, a écrit :
>> Samuel Thibault, le Mon 02 Apr 2012 19:22:15 +0200, a écrit :
>>> the next stable Debian will have everything in place already, and
>>> is already supposed to be able to install squeeze (using the expert
>>> mode).
>> By this, I mean that you can already use it, from
>And I've just tried and can confirm that it works, see the README on
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