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Re: New Sarge install

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 05:51:05 -0500, Kevin Mark
<kmark+debian-user@pipeline.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 08:39:19PM +0100, Hannes Mayer wrote:
> > On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:18:32 -0700, Tom Connolly <tomc@cqg.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello list,
> > > I am new to Linux and have some questions about a new install of Sarge.  I
> > > come from FreeBSD so I do have some familiarity with Unix operating systems
> > > (Unix-like in the case of Linux).  I am currently downloading all the ISO's
> > > of the "testing" branch via Jigsaw Download.  I believe there is 14 disks in
> > > all.  The questions I have are:
> >
> > If you just want a desktop environment disc 1 should be sufficient,
> > probably you'll need disc 2 if you have some special requirements. If
> > you need further stuff, just use "apt-get install packagename"
> > afterwards.
>  Hi Hannes,
>  as others had notes, there are a lot of cd's. Most folks need cd 1 and
>  cd 2 for the install. This is because of the way they are composed.
>  They are composed by popularity, so the most important and popular
>  packages are on disk 1, the next popular packages are on disk 2. And
>  the least used are on disk 14. But if you are planning to not have the
>  machine connected to the internet, they you may want all the disks.
>  Otherwise, install with disk 1 & 2 and 'apt-get' the rest of what you
>  need.
>  -Kev

Hi Kev!

Right, if the machine doesn't have an inet connection one might need
to download all discs.
I'm new to debian for desktop use (using debian for RTAI development
for about 1.5 years) and just for desktop use I needed only CD 1. But
I haven't installed any devel stuff yet, so I might need CD 2 or even
CD 3 for the KDE/GNOME/X headers etc. ?

BTW, I haven't seen any answer to my Q as of yesterday - maybe you
know the answer: The current sarge (25-JAN-2005) didn't have the
option "desktop environment" in tasksel, but the version as of
17-JAN-2005 still had. Is this due a broken package as it happened
once last year (found this on google) ?
I hope this was just an accident, since installing X and GNOME
afterwards was rather painful and I didn't have the graphical login
(but 17-JAN-2005 worked very well).

Thanks & best regards,

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