Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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What about dselect and install adds the CDs?
by Mark on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 14:11 UTC

The article is pretty good but there are a couple of things that are easier done than reported.

(1) Why would you manually add the 6 CDs using "apt-cdrom -d /cdrom add" when this is taken care of by the installation program? (it asks for adding the CDs)

(2) If you use the command line every time you apt-get something then you're constantly inserting CDs, but if you run dselect after tasksel when the install program asks, then you only insert them twice. (once to add the package lists to apt {as in (1) above} and once to get the packages after tasksel and dselect selection)