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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

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finally got it to work with a usb with cd iso that can fit on fat32 (each file is not more than limit). still do not know if can do it with a hdd only om windows vista –  tgkprog Jul 2 '13 at 5:37
    
this is grub legacy? unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/33966 –  tgkprog Dec 26 '13 at 20:54

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