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Re: Finding older ISOs




On 02/12/18 11:39, richey goldberg wrote:
That's what I've been using to find the files to plug into jigdo-lite
and I get the file not found errors.    Is it impossible to find .ISO
files for anything that's not the most current version?   Is jigdo my
only option to find these files?

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM, David Christensen
<dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 02/12/18 11:20, richey goldberg wrote:

So I've had no luck trying to resolve my issues from this morning.
A few test include staring the install for 9.3.0 64 bit (Loads fine)
8.10.0 32bit (Loads Fine).    The AMD64 version of 8.10.0 still gives
me issues.

So I thought I would just grab an older version like 8.8.0 and just
try and see what happens.     After hours of searching for an 8.8.0
ISO or .jigdo I can't seem to find an actual download link.   I've
tried mirror after mirror after mirror and the files are not there.
I tried using jigdo an no matter what I try I get an error saying the
file is not found.

Is it really this difficult for someone new to Debian (but not Linux)
to find this stinking image?   It just seems like this is way more
difficult than it should be.


https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/

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I am unsure of what platform you are using or why you are looking for older Debian installer ISO images, but that link is what I use if/when I want older images. I drilled down the 8.8 tree and saw the Jigdo files. So, yes, you will need to use Jigdo to obtain an ISO. If Jigdo is the problem, please post your exact console prompt, commands, and output to this list so that people can help trouble-shoot.


If you want to run Debian, your best bet is to use the most recent release of "Stable", which is currently "stretch" / Debian 9. For a recent Intel/Windows PC and depending upon what applications you plan to run, either or both of the i386 or amd64 choices could work. As I understand it, unlike Windows, Debian i386 can access more than 4 GB of RAM. So, choosing amd64 will be because some software you plan to use requires amd64. Remove all disks from your computer except for optical and whatever HDD/SSD you want Debian to use. Do the simplest install possible; let the Debian Installer wipe and use the entire HDD/SSD. Please refer to the Installation Guide for general information:

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual


While installing Debian, It is wise to use a second computer (or a paper notepad) to create a log of your console session, what screens were displayed, what choices you selected, etc.. This information will be useful later, including posting here if you get stuck.


David