Installed : windows 7 home premium. Now want debian linux.
Tried a couple of things (see question below). Got installer menu using win32-loader.exe of debian from the goodbye-ms site.
But I have a fibre optic internet that needs a login so when the installer came up could set keyboard, timezone, detect network automatically ... but stuck when it wants to get packages.
Using bit torrent i have the 3 debian DVD iso files debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso ... at /d/ (in my windows c:) renamed them to d1.iso, d2.iso ...
I also have them extracted at /d/d2/ (in my windows c:)
/win32-loader/ is the folder made by win32-loader.exe
It has base URL to http://cdn.debian.net/debian/dists/stable/ is there a way to change this to /d/d2 where i extracted everything (i can download more files and put them there if needed)
Or can i edit the grub setting so it loads from local?
This was my trial 2 edited C:\win32-loader\grub.cfg Tried loopback but guess did not do it right as i just get a grub prompt.
loopback loop /d/d2 linux (loop) /boot/vmlinuz initrd /boot/initrd.gz
Note: I know i can get ubunto installer as suggested and upvoted on Windows 7 to Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive but i would like to get debian and dual boot to windows or seperately to debian.
How do I find out if its grub or grub 2?
I also tried to put grub interdependently using winGrub but need better instructions for that for windows 7 as it did not work (edited windows using bcdedit but when i try to boot using that get an error), results of that too are on first question