On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 08:56:29AM -0500, Steve Petrie, P.Eng. via talk wrote:
> Thanks to all who have contributed to the discussion.
> All comments read with great interest.
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> 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.
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> 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.

Debian does not offer downloads of all the images by http.  They tell
you to use jigdo to download them or bittorrent.  There is a comment on
the download page where it shows the 3 DVD images about this.

Of course they also say most people will never need the rest of the
images and should do a network install instead.  This is of course what
99.9% of users would do.

On the https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/
page is says:

"Only the first few images are available! Where are the rest?

We don't store/serve the full set of ISO images for all architectures,
to reduce the amount of space taken up on the mirrors. You can use the
jigdo tool to recreate the missing ISO images instead."

Len Sorensen
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