Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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thanks and queries
by jan on Thu 31st Oct 2002 20:25 UTC

Having now printed it out I have a few comments( perhaps there are others as slow as me).
Step 8, part 11
"write down which partition will be the boot..."
Given that ,so far, there are only 3, of very different sizes, there would seem to be no need to physically write anything; unless there is some data that I am missing.
Perhaps you could also give the same very verbose and explicit info for creating at least one of the additional partitions that you list. Whenever I "presume" something I seem to be wrong!

step 10, part 111
It seems that many people coming to linux already have a windows OS and , not wishing to lose their internet access if anything goes wrong, require a dual-boot system. This, from comments in many NGs, seems to be not too easy to do.
Could you find the time to do as good a job with this as you have done here?
Many thanks