debian install question?
klewellen at shellworld.net
Mon Apr 23 12:02:08 EDT 2012
Thanks for this excellent detailed answer. While I have not as of yet read
the update Sam referenced in his later note, your explanation helps very
Honestly I find the debian documentation very well written and easy
to understand. I only wish that I could likewise find a single
downloadable copy of the manual. one of the terrific tings about lynx is
that I can email pages to myself constructing the sections I need.
Had to smile at the capable reference. if Debian developers require it, I
are say they provide an accessible capable browser in the distribution
On Mon, 23 Apr 2012, Kerry Hoath wrote:
> Ok I am responding to this section of your message:
> archive mirror selection, type '<' to get back to main menu, change
> the priority to lowest, enter the mirror selection part again, and then
> The debian installer is a menu based system. Generally it selects the next
> and default option you want to use based on what you have done so far so for
> example first you configure a language then you configure a keyboard.
> You can do the steps out of order, and in fact changing the priority is an
> option toward the bottom of the menu that you can execute out of sequence
> which will then influence the next steps of the install.
> You need to change the order of steps once the installer guides you to the
> select mirror archive section which is what is being stated in the Readme.
> At this point you hit < to go back to the main menu, select the priority
> option then return to your mirror selection.
> Do keep in mind that Linux distributions are complicated animals with widely
> varying documentation which ranges from excellent to poor.
> Generally the Debian documentation is rather good, although it is often
> required to look up stuff on the net with a capable browser.
> supporting session cookies as many of the forum sites require these.
> Others on this list can speak regarding the chalenges of configuring Orca and
> Gnome or other GUI based accessibility, I only have experience with server
> admin via ssh and a little speakup.
> Regards, Kerry.
> On 23/04/2012 11:37 AM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have been reading through the debian documentation in general, I admit
>> it would have been far simpler to find one file comprising the Debian
>> documentation, but I imagine the break down is advantageous if one is
>> reading on line.
>> I have two questions, one based on
>> Samuel's instructions below, so let me start with that.
>> I wish to be very specific so as to direct the answer in my desired
>> In his readme file Samuel writes the following.
>> > As a replacement, the testing images (i.e. Wheezy) can be downloaded
>> > from
>> > http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
>> As stated earlier, I have the cd image from here, the first disc only. I
>> have all of the debian squeeze images on DVD and intend finishing the
>> install from my external DVD drive
>> Samuel said in a prior note that this will be possible as debian does
>> not care where the install is coming from. I still have no network, so
>> prefer having more debian than having to go back for anything else later.
>> I have a question about the below sentence however.
>> Again from the readme file...
>> , and just before
>> > archive mirror selection, type '<' to get back to main menu, change
>> > the priority to lowest, enter the mirror selection part again, and then
>> Can you be more specific here? I understand from the install manual how
>> one changes priority to expert mode.
>> where I am unsure is the "just before the mirror archive selection," and
>> next, " enter the mirror archive part again." aspect of your instructions?
>> This is not part of the manual..so I want to be sure I have in my notes
>> what will happen and how to choose to install squeeze once in expert mode.
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