If you are making a new installation of Debian, you should read the installation manual, which is available on the Official CD at:
/dists/potato/main/disks-i386/current/doc/install.txt (or .html)
Or on the Internet at:
The Debian installation system, which is called the
(even though it is for more than just floppies), has been further streamlined
and upgraded for users' convenience.
Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (`potato'), Intel x86$Id: release-notes.sgml,v 1.62 2001/02/11 01:09:57 polish Exp $