Thanks to all who have contributed to the discussion. All comments read with great interest.
* * * * * * I have been able to use a public-access workstation at my local public library branch, to download onto my USB hard drive (WD "Elements" model, pre-fomatted with NTFS): a.. the three debian Linux installation DVD isos; b.. the System Rescue iso; c.. the Windows installer .exe for unetbootin; We are allowed to plug in our own USB devices (at least a USB hard drive works) to the library's public-access worlstations, and download files over the very fast Internet connection there. * * * * * * I had thought that the three (3) DVDs listed on the : https://cdimage.debian.org/debiabn-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/ page, were all I needed to get a fairly current debian Linux installed on my new PC. But now, with Lennart's comment about 3 BDs versus 13 DVDs, I'm very confused. Looks like I need to do more research to understand exactly how many GB of debian Linux installation & update files, I am going to need to download. I'm not a huge fan of doing massive software updates. I tend to be leery of just blindly updating software that is working fine. So picking and choosing what I update works for me. Regardless, looks like its Back to the Browser, for more self-education ... * * * * * * There is some kind of CD burning utility software icon, on the main desktop display of the library workstation, so I'm going to see if this software can create a bootable Syatem Rescue image on a USB memory stick, from the System Rescue iso I have already downloaded to my USB hard drive. Given the low prices i am seeing for USB memory sticks, my thinking is to buy two (2) and use one for a System Rescue boot stick, and the other for a debian Linux installation boot stick. Thanks again to all commenters ... Best Regards, Steve * * * Steve Petrie, P.Eng. Oakville, Ontario, Canada (905) 847-3253 apet...@aspetrie.net ----- Original Message ----- From: Lennart Sorensen via talk To: Antonio Sun ; GTALUG Talk Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 10:16 AM Subject: Re: [GTALUG] debian Linux -- Installation DVDs Full Set - Shipped To Canadian Destination ?? On Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 10:52:45AM -0500, Antonio Sun via talk wrote: > - System Rescue iso is good for some one-off hacks e.g. disk manipulation > but not a good way to do Debian Linux Installation. > - Even if you get all three installation DVD images onto that 1TB USB > drive, that may still be a less optimal option as you most probably need > massive update during or right after the installation. > > The least-trouble option, contrary to what it seems, is to take your > machine to your friend's place with high speed Internet connection, and do > the initial installation there. All other options just defer the problems, > which you will bump into sooner or later. Debian is not 3 DVD images. It is 14 DVD images or 3 BD images. About 60GB total for the images. -- Len Sorensen --- Talk Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org https://gtalug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk
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