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Re: New Debian User needs an idea

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 02:49:20AM +0000, jim-bean@att.net wrote:
> 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.

Is it a 3 DVD set or what?  I have never seen a 3 CD set of debian.
Which version?

If you have the DVD set you should have everything you need.

To get kernel headers and compiler and such
apt-get install linux-headers-2.6-amd64 build-essential

To install kde do:
apt-get install kde

To get gnome do:
apt-get install gnome

Or you can run tasksel to install the 'desktop' task (which usually is
the default on an Etch install I thought).

Len Sorensen

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