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Is there a Debian boot DVD?

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My Slackware installation disk would boot to a shell login for root. It created a ram drive and I could mount hard drive(s) USB, etc. The Debian installation disk boots to SETUP and I don't see a way to get to a command shell.

I've looked all over for just a boot DVD for Debian, but am having no luck. I've seen e.g. debian-live-7.4-i386-standard.iso but it has all kinds of odd directories like tools, pool, install, etc., not /usr, /root, /home ... normal Linux directories. So, I think that is not what I'm looking for.

Any ideas? I just wanna boot from DVD to a command prompt!
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You could use Mint Live DVD that uses Debian as base.

I haven't heard of a clean Debian Live DVD.

Regards, Tobias
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Here's the Mint Debian download: http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

Also, there are Live Debian DVD's, I just hadn't looked for them earlier.

Download link for the amd64 version: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/
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> Also, there are Live Debian DVD's, I just hadn't looked for them earlier.

Well, I did find these "Live" DVD's but not sure what they are. Maybe I'll try one.  The debian-live-7.4-i386-standard.iso.contents had odd looking directories and did not look like a Linux system, but maybe the boot disk is different.

Mint: That one did work. It took like 5 minutes to boot! Lots of DVD drive activity. Who knows what-all it's doing. It booted to GUI which is not my preference and might not work on systems with odd graphics chips, but I suppose it's good enough for what I need. I'll check out the live DVD and possibly investigate USB flash drive, though I prefer the DVD media for this.

Thanks
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