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== Install instructions ==
== Install instructions ==
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* Install the [http://maemo.org/packages/view/easy-deb-chroot/ easy-deb-chroot package]. It can be found in the [[Extras]] repository. There may be a newer version in the [[Extras-devel]] repository. (Enabling Extras-devel is a dangerous area and you should disable it as soon as you are done installing Easy Debian, but Easy Debian is rather safe and it is optified). Once installed several new shortcut icons will be available on the applications menu.
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* You need to install the [http://maemo.org/packages/view/easy-deb-chroot/ easy-deb-chroot package]. It can be found in the [[Extras]] repository. There may be a newer version in the [[Extras-devel]] repository. (Enabling Extras-devel is a dangerous area and you should disable it as soon as you are done installing Easy Debian, but Easy Debian is rather safe and it is optified.)
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* Once installed several new shortcut icons will be available on the applications menu. You will need to first run the one called "Debian Image Installer". A terminal program will open and ask you where to place the image file (after decompression it will be a 2 GB file), either on the [[Nokia N900|N900's]] built in storage (under MyDocs), or on an external MicroSD card (if available). That will start the download of the compressed image (about 300 MB) and eventual extraction of the image file. It may take more than 15 minutes to download if you have fast Internet connection, and another 30 minutes  or more to extract it on your tablet. Make sure that there are no other processes running and that the extraction is not interrupted.
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* Go to application menu and run the application called "Debian Image Installer". A terminal program will open and guide you through several steps of pre-configuration:
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** '''First screen''' will give you '''a warning''' which you should acknowledge by clicking OK.
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** '''Second screen''' will ask you to '''Choose an image to download''' and give you 3 image options. For the sake of this tutorial, I choose the first option, '''image v3e'''.
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** '''Third screen''' will ask you to '''Choose Memory Card''' where to place the image file to either MyDocs (which in our case, is the internal memory of the phone) or MicroSD (assuming you have a miscroSD installed in your phone) (after decompression it will be a 2 GB file), either on the [[Nokia N900|N900's]] built in storage (under MyDocs), or on an external MicroSD card (if available). That will start the download of the compressed image (about 300 MB) and eventual extraction of the image file. It may take more than 15 minutes to download if you have fast Internet connection, and another 30 minutes  or more to extract it on your tablet. Make sure that there are no other processes running and that the extraction is not interrupted.
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** You can check for a successful download and extraction by typing<pre>ls -l /home/user/MyDocs/debian*</pre> in [[terminal|XTerminal]]. The compressed image name has the ending .img.ext2.lzma; when decompressed the file name ends in .img.ext2 and it should have a file size of exactly 2147483648 bytes.
** You can check for a successful download and extraction by typing<pre>ls -l /home/user/MyDocs/debian*</pre> in [[terminal|XTerminal]]. The compressed image name has the ending .img.ext2.lzma; when decompressed the file name ends in .img.ext2 and it should have a file size of exactly 2147483648 bytes.
* This step is an alternate way to do the previous step: You can manually download the image file from [http://qole.org/files//debian-m5-v3e.img.ext2.lzma here]. Afterward you will have to copy it into <code>/home/user/MyDocs/</code> or into <code>/media/mmc1/</code> depending on whether you want it installed on the internal storage or on a removable storage.  Then, when you run "Debian Image Installer" it will detect that you already have the file and proceed to extract it and set it up for you. For detection of your already placed debian* file stated above, the Debian Image Installer still need to connect to the internet for file checking purpose. If you have a faster computer with [http://www.7-zip.org/ programs] to unpack [[:wikipedia:Lempel%E2%80%93Ziv%E2%80%93Markov_chain_algorithm|lzma]]-compressed files, you may also skip the Debian Image Installer by copying the uncompressed file by USB to the <code>/home/user/MyDocs/</code> folder.
* This step is an alternate way to do the previous step: You can manually download the image file from [http://qole.org/files//debian-m5-v3e.img.ext2.lzma here]. Afterward you will have to copy it into <code>/home/user/MyDocs/</code> or into <code>/media/mmc1/</code> depending on whether you want it installed on the internal storage or on a removable storage.  Then, when you run "Debian Image Installer" it will detect that you already have the file and proceed to extract it and set it up for you. For detection of your already placed debian* file stated above, the Debian Image Installer still need to connect to the internet for file checking purpose. If you have a faster computer with [http://www.7-zip.org/ programs] to unpack [[:wikipedia:Lempel%E2%80%93Ziv%E2%80%93Markov_chain_algorithm|lzma]]-compressed files, you may also skip the Debian Image Installer by copying the uncompressed file by USB to the <code>/home/user/MyDocs/</code> folder.

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