I'm giving serious
consideration to installing Debian. I've found some great FAQs and HOW-TOs
on installing, but I can't seem to find anything on WHAT I need to install.
What packages do I absolutely need? What do I need for X Windows? The
Internet? I'm confused. I'd appreciate any help I could get.
Start with the following :
Particularly the section "Methods for
Also grab the dselect guide (there is a link to it from
the above). Dselect will help you in regard to what other files you
will need after the basic installation (ie minimum files required by X
If you have any specific questions after you have read the
above, fire away.