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Bug#389092: etch-beta-installer: can't install KDE from graphical installer

On Sunday 24 September 2006 18:46, Joey Hess wrote:
> Christoph Haas wrote:
> > I just tried today's Etch beta netinst install CD. Since I was curious
> > I tried the graphical installer ("installgui" installation mode). When
> > the 'tasksel' step was reached I wished I could have installed KDE.
> > But there was only a "Desktop" task that installed a Gnome system. How
> > can a user install KDE directly during the installation phase from the
> > graphical installer?
> Boot the installer with the additional parameter:
> tasksel/first=kde-desktop
> This is documented in the installation manual.

I just searched through 
http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/de.i386/apa.html and didn't find it. 
Googling for it revealed one thread where this installation procedure was 
mentioned as a sidenote. Even if it were in the official docs I doubt a 
newbie would find it. The people I know just take the installation CD and 
expect a guided installation. My intuition would expect at least a choice 
within the "Desktop" task. Be it XFCE, Gnome, KDE or whatever. We are not 
Ubuntu - we give the users the choice. I doubt that "Gnome" is the 
official Debian desktop manager. I don't mean to offend anyone but I'm not 
happy with the current solution. And my personal 2¢: in my own experience 
newbies get along much better with KDE than with Gnome.

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