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Is debian really that big?

     

rokec

2:21 pm on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I tried to download Debian distribution of Linux. I found out it takes 2 dvds (10 GB) or 12 CDs.

Is Debian really that big?

bcolflesh

2:39 pm on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Not the core files - download the minimal install and then get the specific packages you need:

[debian.org...]

rokec

7:07 pm on Feb 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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And then how do I install KDE?

Can yomeone link to a file for KDE for Debian linux distribution?

[edited by: rokec at 7:12 pm (utc) on Feb. 21, 2007]

bcolflesh

7:10 pm on Feb 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

rokec

7:14 pm on Feb 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Must i download KDE separately?

rokec

8:32 pm on Feb 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I downloaded Debian in .iso file and i recorded it to CD. I set in bios cd start first. Why windows still run?

bcolflesh

8:36 pm on Feb 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you have an .iso, it's likely it contains KDE - you can get the latest version by following the instructions in the links I posted.

If Windows is starting instead of your boot CD, you probably need to enter your BIOS config and set the CD-rom as the first boot device, usually this is one of the function keys (F8, F11, etc) - you should see a prompt for this whenever you boot your PC.

encyclo

8:52 pm on Feb 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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> downloaded Debian in .iso file and i recorded it to CD

You did burn it as a CD image, not just copy the iso directly to the CD?

For any Debian package, assuming your sources.list is up to date and you have an internet connection, you can just use apt-get (as root) to install - apt will download the appropriate files and install.

apt-get install kde