Mama i’m comming home
Back to Debian, as when i thought about it, i Don’t really like Ubuntu, what has it added, i still don’t know the difference between UBUNTU and Debian, Debian keeps a legal document that promises to never do what redhat once did, ubuntu does not, Debian has a Blue Background, and ubuntu has a color that i don’t know the name of, Besides, Hardy shipped with XEN not functional on my 64Bit and i had to wait for a long time to have it fixed, Lenny here i am.
To begin with, Why download the DVD or worse the 5 DVDs, i downloaded a CD (Or get the NetInstall CD), then install 1 copy from that CD, now install apt-cacher and the software you use will be cached on your network, My apt-cacher is installed inside a virtual machine, when i want to install another copy of lenny, i simply allow it to download from the internet, and after picking a mirror in the installer, i specify a proxy as http://192.168.0.133:3142/ and i will never have to download that package twice.
Better yet, the CD or DVD get outdated fast, this one keeps refreshing itself with the latest packages, and i can save Debian (The distro i love most) some bandwidth.
After the install, remember to change your repository lines so that a url like http://ftp.us.debian.org becomes http://192.168.0.133:3142/ftp.us.debian.org, Also fix that on the install that hosts the cache.
Great stuff right !