Installer annoyance - a bug?
There is *functional/quality/?* difference between an install from a
physical CD/DVD and from an "equivalent" flash drive.
I have a very atypical use case:
1. internet is *not* available to support installation.
2. my goal is what I consider a minimalist GUI
When I first used Squeeze:
1. an internet install was impractical as I was on dial-up.
2. physical CD/DVDs were readily available
3. after booting into a minimal command line system my custom
system could easily be installed using apt-get
Although I now have high speed connectivity, my data cap is low enough
to strongly discourage ANY installation related internet usage.
I can easily install a command line system. BUT installing desired GUI
components via apt-get is impossible because it searches for a
*non-existent* physical CD/DVD.
An install using a preseed file is possible but I find it cumbersome.
Is there some way, during the initial installation, to drop to a
terminal to specify additional packages to be installed. As preseeding
can do essentially the same thing the required framework must exist.