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    Trying to download Debian ISO

    I've made it to here

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    http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.5/alpha/iso-cd/
    But I don't know which file I should download and burn to a CD. It's one of the ISO's, but I don't know which one.
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    First of all, you've selected the 'alpha' architecture. Do you actually have an alpha, or did you mean to select x86 or AMD64 instead? (This is dependent on what processor you have).

    The debian installation guide is here: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual

    and it should walk you through the process of selecting which iso to download. But you MUST make sure you choose the correct architecture.
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    If you have an internet connection the get the
    debian-505-alpha-netinst.iso
    It installs a basic system and then gets the rest of the files off the internet. Otherwise you might need disc1, 2, and 3.

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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    Okay, how do I know which architecture to choose though?
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    What processor do you have?

    98% of the time i386 will work just fine.
    use can use amd64 if you have a 64 bit processor (Intel Core 2 & more recent often support 64 bits), although i386 also works on these processors, if you use that you won't be able to take advantage of 64bit features.

    If you run 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' in a terminal it will tell you what kind of cpu you have.
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    ubuntu doesn't work on alpha, if you have ubuntu it's either x86, x86_64, or PPC. Unless you've converted a pre 2006 mac your computer will work with the x86.

    use this command to download:
    Code:
     wget --progress=dot http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.5/i386/iso-cd/debian-505-i386-CD-1.iso
    then right-click > write image to disk (or whatever the right click option is)
    if you need a fast live cd for testing or anything really:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...70#post9715370
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    Quote Originally Posted by linux18 View Post

    use this command to download:
    Code:
     wget --progress=dot http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.5/i386/iso-cd/debian-505-i386-CD-1.iso
    then right-click > write image to disk (or whatever the right click option is)
    Why are there cd.1, cd.2, and so on?

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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    Quote Originally Posted by TNT1 View Post
    Why are there cd.1, cd.2, and so on?
    They just have additional software packages.

    Net install is the easiest way to go if you have internet access.
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    I always use the netinst iso if I have internet access available.
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    Re: Trying to download Debian ISO

    Alright, another stupid question...Is there anyway to format or otherwise erase a CD-R? They're all I have, and apparently they've all got stuff on them.
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