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The Debian CD set contains all of the packages in the main repository. Most of this software can easily be downloaded later. According to the Debian wiki: Although there are over 30 CDs (or 5 DVDs) in a full set, only the first CD is required to install Debian. The additional CDs are optional and include extra packages, that can be downloaded ...
Usually many distros provides 'network' installation disk - including Debian. If you have normal broadband connection probably the easiest way is to install via network install as: You download only things you need You (usually - I'm not sure about Debian) don't need to update things right after installation as the newest package is installed with all ...
You can get all of the old debian versions at the Offical Debian Archives. When you've got the floppy image, you can use this tutorial to convert the .img to a .iso
Here's the policy from Debian - Non Free Software: Where is the CD image with non-free? Debian has a quite strict view with regard to the licenses of software: Only software that is Free in the sense of the Debian Free Software Guidelines is allowed into the actual distribution. All the other, non-free software (for example, software for ...
Sounds like you're looking for DSL http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
Do you mean non-free firmware? If so, I found a link to some images here: http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/
The best answer I could find is http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#search-for-package The following question is also relevant http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#list-image-contents Maybe you could just download the jigdo files and look at them. They are very small. $ ls -lah debian-6.0.1a-amd64-CD-1.jigdo -rw-r--r-- 1 faheem faheem 31K Mar 22 21:39 debian-6.0.1a-...
These easiest way is with a loopback device. Make a file the size of your USB stick, then use losetup to map it to a loop device. Then the loop device is a block device, so it acts exactly like a USB stick would. The only exception is partitioning. But you can fix that by a few more losetup calls to map your partitions to other loop devices with the offset (...
You can mount the .iso file: # mount -o loop file.iso /mnt # ls -lR /mnt
Never synch the database without updating your packages. Always use pacman -Syu, otherwise you may experience the sort of breakage you are seeing. Essentially, you have told pacman to refresh it's local database listing for a specific package, and not updated any of the other packages (that may share libraries) at the same time. This is why partial upgrades ...
Maybe Tiny Core Linux is an option for you.
This sounds like cdimage (which is what creates the Daily Build, and other Ubuntu images). You can read more about it and how to configure it here: http://people.canonical.com/~cjwatson/bzr/cdimage/mainline/README
I've used preseed files in the past. This way you can skip all the installer steps and install some extra packages.
You can try simplecdd I used it a lot of time ago but seems to be what you need Just follow the howto
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