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you need at least a high speed bandwith speed with minimum adsl 512kb

 

1.go get yourself a debian net install .iso image from http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ & burn it with you favourite burner.

 

2.i suggest a clean & full install without dual booting

 

3.change your bios settings if it hasn't been done yet, boot from you cdrom 1st boot or dvd-rom.

 

4.now you will get to see the debian logo & a line indicating to press F1 for help or Boot:

 

5: type linux26 just after Boot: or else if you hit enter you will boot with the 2.4 kernel & if you have a network connection with dhcp it will not be automatically detected,so be carefull & at the boot prompt type linux26.

 

6.now lets install debian.

 

7. follow these slides http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slidesho...ase=395&slide=1

 

8.when you arrive to Apt-configuration, choose ftp

 

9.configure xserver-xfree86,if you have an nvidia card scroll down & choose nv & the same you will still have to edit with vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 & modify certain settings,before doing that i suggest you cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to your /home like this if you mess up you can copy it back & once in your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 Section "Module" & check if the option Load "glx" is there,if not add it,then disable with a #or even delete Load "dri" & Load "GLcore"

reboot & you should be done.

 

10.you should be done & have a full install of a Debian stable operating Os which is kickass. :):):):) johnny06

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jsn06 :D nice and simple, maybe this could be an idea? walkthrough installs for each of the distributions?

 

thanks

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  • 4 months later...

hello everyone/anyone :)

 

I am currently trying to install debian (31r1) on my powerpc (apple mac powerbook g4), and the installation show minimal differences. So far no big issue. BUT 2 things are bothering me:

 

- i am installing off dvd, and it still want's to download stuff during the installation

 

- and the big thing is: IT WONT INSTALL A GUI !!!! Even though I follow your guidlines, and have a few gigs worth of packages on dvd's, it always installs 50 megs worth of basic packeages, then reboots into text mode...

 

as all of you, I'm a complete noob to this, and I wouldn't mind gnome to help me get going even though in the future, who knows I might be able to get by with text only...

 

I searched the forum for powerpc, and it showed no results, but I hope someone out there has an idea and is willing to share it with me.

 

Thanks so much (if this is not an appropriate place to post, please move me)

 

Donuts

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