KDE for Etch
Curt Howland wrote:
Therefore, on the KDE specific live CD
http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde4livecd.html the space to add the
HDD install should *not* be a problem.
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On Thursday 08 November 2007, Nate Bargmann was heard to say:
I had bought DVD ISOs from a 3rd party and don't recall a choice of
When I first asked about this, the reasoning for putting Gnome and Kde
on different CDs was because they each were too big to put on the
But this means that there is even less of a hint what "desktop" is
going to be installed when "desktop" is selected. At the same time,
there is less excuse for not putting additional options into tasksel.
That's just the beauty of using a wm specific CD or DVD; no confusion
for the user.
If I could wave my magic wand, the CD would be -gnome instead of
nothing, to match the other CDs, and the DVD would have at least
desktop-Gnome, desktop-Kde and desktop-minimal.
Someone on the <email@example.com> list wanting to wave a
magic wand to make Gnome the exclusive Debian desktop?
But oh well, I'm not a developer. Just a user. And a nearly 100%
satisfied one at that. Maybe that's what makes this invisible default
Glad that you share the same frustration so, once again, the easiest way
to make Debian/desktop/wm specific installs is to add HDD install
options to the live cd's.
Nobody is against DVD's that have the whole kit and kaboodle as long as
that is not the only option to HDD install Debian. In general, the more
choices we give a potential new user the less likely that user is to
select Debian at all. So I would suggest also that the install area
gives potential users a little time first to learn about the various
Debian desktop and wm options so that then they can make a selection
that will install without too much ado, if that's what they want.
So if someone hacks me a HDD installable version of this CD
http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde4livecd.html I will continue to
report back on how this is being accepted.
Debian is so very good in most other ways.
100% agreement here!
Mansfield Ohio USA