On Thursday 04 December 2008, Christian Perrier wrote: > In short: installs from CD will offer all desktops but only GNOME is > installable without the network or other CDs. Do I understand > correctly? Not quite. Installs from CD will _offer_ only the default GNOME: there will be no option to select another DE in the isolinux menu. However, you can still (same as is possible now) select a different DE by manually adding a 'desktop=XXX' boot parameter. I expect that if you would boot with for example 'desktop=kde' and then don't use a mirror or scan at least 3 or 4 CDs, the "Desktop environment" option will just not be shown in tasksel as the packages needed for the task are not available. That is exactly why I don't want to offer other desktops in the isolinux menu for CDs: you cannot be sure they will actually be installable.
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