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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"his article is the best "how to" I have ever read to install Debian. I have tried 2 or 3 times to install Debian and failed. I always end of going back to RedHat, Mandrake, SUSE ... "

As a newbie, I installed Woody on my first try using the instructions on this article by Clinton De Young, it's much simpler, although, the tips about configuring sound and the rest on Robert's article, are priceless:

The Very Verbose Debian 3.0 Installation Walkthrough

Good luck,