On 19 April 2018 at 05:04, Always Learning <centos at u68.u22.net> wrote: > > On Thu, 2018-04-19 at 09:40 +0100, John Hodrien wrote: > >> > On Wed, April 18, 2018 8:36 pm, Always Learning wrote: > >> >> I have an aversion to using anything that comes from unknown sources, as >> >> used by Torrent. > >> Can we also challenge this "torrents are untrustworthy" attitude. > > Having, successfully so far, resisted/repelled several devious attacks > from the Russians, I am keen to maintain a clean, and thus secure, > system as possible. > >> You can be given an ISO from a shady character under a railway bridge, > > I'd throw it away unused. Do not want the associated risks. > >> Also, why not just make your life easy and do a netinstall? > > That's a good idea. Never done one of them before. I can put C6 on a CD > and a USB and boot from either. > >> That way you >> don't have to try to do anything you're not comfortable with. > > Comfort-ability is not my criteria. The BIOS is supposed to be 4 or 5 > years old. It won't boot from DVDs, yet it will boot from zip disks and > other historic relics (LH120, I think one of the other choices was). > As with others.. this sounds 15 years old. If it says it is 4 or 5 years old.. I would be more leery of the hardware than torrents. (And I am very very leery of torrents but mostly because I spend time explaining to people that if your university blocks them I can't fix it for you). In any case, I would do the following: Get a cdrom with CD1 data as this installs 99% of my systems I have dealt with. [I think out of a couple hundred, that 2 or 3 needed anything from the second disk when installing some obscure thing.] The second disk is mostly stuff you can install later. If you need more than that, you need to mirror the distribution locally and set up a pxe/tftpboot system which points to that mirror. -- Stephen J Smoogen.