Bug#697868: work arounds
xfce cd 1 seem to install network manager without activating a network
mirror during installation. I should try CD 1 + CD 2 to see if it
installs network manager by default. Also DVD 1 is another option, but
many old systems (like the systems at the school we teach free
software in Pandav Nagar, Pune) does not have a DVD drive and only
option is a CD.
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