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I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space

Have a 16GB USB drive

Downloaded http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Downloaded DVD files of stable debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso ( debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-2.iso and 3)

After I choose HD install, unetbootin says place the ISO in the same place. but I have 3. do i need to merge them? if so any freeware to do that? can i do it with 7zip? when I extract with 7 zip there are classes between the 3 ISO files. Just over write? Options to merge (format etc for 7zip) ? Or I must use

I tried to keep the 3 files with the other unetbootin files but get an error msg Files I have on my USB

06/30/2013  11:44 PM         2,835,648 ubnkern
06/05/2013  12:14 AM     3,998,007,296 debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso
06/04/2013  03:30 PM     4,696,872,960 debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-2.iso
06/05/2013  01:25 AM     4,698,955,776 debian-7.0.0-amd64-DVD-3.iso
06/30/2013  11:45 PM         6,530,278 ubninit
06/30/2013  11:46 PM               155 syslinux.cfg
06/30/2013  11:46 PM            60,928 menu.c32

also i can only copy above files if i format my USB as NTFS

On FAT32 says too large to copy .iso

How do I get around that? My internet needs a login so cannot do net install

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Alternatively, if you have a fast internet connection, you can use the netinst images, which allow you to choose what software to install during the installation of the OS itself. –  Alex Jun 30 '13 at 18:37
    
no my net needs a login so does not work. tried that –  tgkprog Jun 30 '13 at 19:20
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i have started downloadint the cd image. lets hope it works. but i cannot understand why when i have the first iso disk the installer does not even start. does it check for part 2 and 3? –  tgkprog Jul 1 '13 at 20:32
    
@Karan cd did it. i had read that yesterday too but could not understand why the boot process was not starting. the error message was pretty generic. i was expecting it to start and then let me know that it does not have all the install files (i had palced the first dvd) anyway it works now –  tgkprog Jul 1 '13 at 22:04

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CD was the answer once I had the 16GB USB. Downloaded the CD images from debian using torrent. Wish the site had a rss of the 7 files.

Installation itself was pretty simple, after reading and planning on disk partition. I write this in Iceweasel from Debian (firefox repacked) :-)

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