Articles/How To Install Debian Using LAN


Jump to: navigation, search

Network Install

1. Download and burn to CD. (This is only a small 222 MB disk so a businesscard CD shall do).

2. Boot with CD and complete the installation. This gives a basic install with console only. (Don't select any mirror when prompted).

3. Login as root with password.

4. Add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

deb etch main contrib
deb etch main
deb etch main

5. Run apt-get update

6. aptitude install -y xserver-xorg gdm gnome kde (Required packages shall be taken from )

This will give you a normal gnome and kde desktop environment.

Incase you want to try Debian Lenny Then instead of step 4 you have two options:-

1. Add Debian Lenny CD to your repo list by the command 'apt-cdrom add' OR

2. Add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb lenny main contrib non-free

Proxy will be required for second option for which you need to run the following command :-

export http_proxy="http://username:passw...@"

Then run Step 5 and 6 as above.

Note that if kde only CD is added you can add only kde packages in step 6.

Also CD/DVD is required in step 1 because tftp + pxe boot facility is not available at present.

Personal tools