Author: Peter Alefounder via Hampshire Date: To: hampshire CC: Peter Alefounder Subject: Re: [Hampshire] Debian DVDs
Artur Łądka said: > Best way to have/install virtually any Linux distro nowadays (even
> applies to MS Windows 10!) is to download iso image from official
> website and put it on USB stick. It is way faster, easier, cheaper and
> more eco friendly than burning DVD. I will also suggest to use netinst
> image rather than full one, as you must have - even if not decent -
> unlimited broadband available - as installer will download most recent
> packages during setup process anyway.
I don't mind what medium the image is on - that is not the point. As
part of the upgrade, I asked Rocket Repairs to add a SSD and install
the latest stable Debian/KDE on it. I would like to be able to add
other software without using an internet connection, so also requested
a copy of the first Debian DVD (or equivalent, I don't mind whether it
is on memory stick or even the hard disk). It is this which is causing
the problem. They can download the required image (I presume from an
official website) but it does not work - they tell me that the
installer complains about missing index files. There is no problem
installing software from the internet and I can give them a list, but
I have little doubt that I would want more later. I have not been able
to find anything on the internet that might help with this problem.
Thanks for your offer of help, Artur, but really, Rocket Repairs
should be able to supply a working image.