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Bug#407222: Install problem

In a message dated 1/17/2007 4:12:28 A.M. Central Standard Time, elendil@planet.nl writes:
On Wednesday 17 January 2007 03:22, Daleschur@aol.com wrote:
> I am still unable to start the graphics part of my installation. My
> computer will only boot to the command prompt to logon. Startx does
> nothing (no  such file or directory). When I run aptitude it shows the
> same packages in  the installed list and the not installed list. When I
> followed you instructions  it looked like it was working but the
> startup was no different. Should I uninstall all of the packages in
> aptitude first and follow your instructions  again? Dale Schurman

I am sorry, I missed the fact that you were installing Sarge, and not

After the _first_ boot, you should have seen a continuation of the
installation. By this I mean that another menu on a blue screen should be
shown with questions about for example timezone and passwords.
If you did not get that, it looks like your installation is fairly
seriously broken.
All of the above worked fine with the installation but after the full installation it will only boot to the command prompt.

You should also have gotten a question about setting up sources for APT.
There you could choose your CDROM as a source and also select additional
sources, including network mirrors. If you selected only the CDROM, it
whether you can install the desktop or not depends what packages are
actually available on the CDROM.
I have 15 CD's that I put into the CD and have aver 15333 packages
Did you also select a network mirror?
I have no other connections at this time so I did not add any other but the CDROM

What do you get if you type 'cat /etc/apt/sources/list' at the command
No such file or directory

You can add additional sources by using the 'apt-setup' command.

If all that is OK, you should also have seen an option to install the
desktop task. If the desktop task is for some reason not (completely)
installed, you can do that using aptitude.
Start 'aptitude', move down to the line "--- Tasks", hit <enter> to open
it, move down to "--- End user", hit <enter> again.
End user does not exist under tasks just Localization, Servers, Unrecognized.
You should now see a task "--- Desktop environment". Move down to that and
hit <enter> again.
You should see about 20 packages listed under the task, including at least
gdm, gnome, gnome-desktop-environment, kde, kde-core and
kde-desktop and gnome are under Unrecognized.

Are all the listed packages installed?
Their are 24 packages in the installed list including GNOME and X 11 no KDE.
Their are 33 packages in the NOT INSTALLED LIST including GNOME ,KDE and X11. This does not make sense  that the same ones are listed in the installed and the uninstalled list.

I hope this helps.


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