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Re: New Debian User needs an idea

OnDecember 3, 2007 06:49:20 pm jim-bean@att.net wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am a fairly experienced Fedora user trying out Debian for the first time.
> I have a 3 disk distribution from Linux Central and I can get it to install
> and boot to a command line. The installer uses only the first disk. My
> problem is that I can't bring up the GUI. I have a driver for the video
> card but in order to install it gcc and the kernel headers are required,
> and missing. Also my only web source is via a wireless, which needs to be
> configured with ndiswrapper. This requires, guess what, gcc and the kernel
> headers so I can't download them. I tried aptitude and it requests a disk
> be mounted but it is not any of the disks that I have. I suspect that gcc
> is hiding on one of the disks I have if only I knew how to get to it.
> Ideas? The computer is dual booted so I could use the Fedora side to
> download and copy over. Jim Bean
Hi Jim.

I think this would be easier if you got your wireless up and running first.
There was a thread on this list serv last week or recently anyway, explaining 
how to get wireless working.  If you search here:


Chris W.

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