Re: Beta-3 Etch install avoiding commandline?
the ncurses installer is *deficient* in some manner, the mere
"GUI-ness" of the other installer does not enhance the installation
way. They both do exactly the same job in exactly the same way. If
don't, then one or the other is broken.
Someday there'll actually be a non-religious answer
to this question.
When I was installing debian first time,
it was not not curses installer what caused troubles, but different philosophy
of debian compared to Windows. Few examples I remember:
1. Windows need just one empty partition
for "C" disc. Debian asks for decisions about filesystem elements
(root, swap, home), that are not clear for somebody new in linux. Don't
say about automatic partitioning. As a newbie I wanted to retain Windows
and dual boot. (In fact it's a plus for linux: Windows installer does not
allow to retain dual boot)
2. Questions about mouse/video card/monitor.
I had a lot of frustration choosing default "vesa" card and seeing
black screen. I didn't then know it's a problem of card driver (!). Windows
does it itself.
3. What is best solution for mail delivery
for my single desktop and mail account on ISP server ? "smarthost",
"local delivery" or "SMTP" ? Now I know it's kmail
and I do not need exim at all.
GUI installer wouldn't help much there,
rather default automatic windows-like installation for newbies, when you're
asked only for empty partition and your name. Curses or GIU - no matter.