Re: having trouble getting started
Slaven Peles explained:
This is weired. After install did you do dpkg -l? If so, what X packages did
you have installed? Also, when you did a 5th install, did you "initialize"
partition where you installed debian first?
know. I didn't know to. Yes, did initialize the partition using reiserfs. I'm
quite well acquainted with the performance characteristics of ext2/3 and I
wanted to try a btree file system.
also I am never, ever at any point given the option to install X11. From what I
can tell, it only installs client side data files.
Did you by any chance install a new kernel (e.g. 2.4.18-1-686) and not
corresponding pcmcia modules?
I did not intentionally installing new kernel if there was one installed. I let
the system do what it was going to do and I just sat back for the ride.
You ought to give more detailes as to what were your installation steps. This
way it is hard to guess what went wrong.
OK, I will try to record all of the steps but! Other than reiserfs filesystem
and md5 passwords, I chose what the install process used as the default! I
cannot emphasize enough how vanilla a system I'm trying to install as I learn
I think I'm going to change to one of the netinst many images. I'm beginning to
think that jigdo built CD-ROM images aren't quite ready for prime time.