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Re: Re: Overwhelmed newbie


http://www.damtek.com/D-I.php use this as a guide, try to get Sarge if you can, and you can pretty much just follow it, only if you use the CD, then make that change in the apt-sources part, i.e. pick CD, not the internet.  If you can not get Sarge, then you can still use my howto as a general guide, a couple well placed guesses should get you through.  When you get to the place of picking the load-out, pick Desktop and you will be done!  HTH
> From: Colin <cwvca_SPAMNOT@hotmail.com>
> Date: 2005/09/16 Fri AM 11:12:42 EDT
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Overwhelmed newbie
> Fritz Brown wrote:
> > Help!  I have recently begun an attempt to install Debian on a Sony laptop (Mobile AMD K6-2 550MHz, 64MB RAM), and am thoroughly overwhelmed with choices about which I know nothing!
> > 
> > I only need the ability to dial-up and network, surf the internet (I have Opera for Linux ready to install), and do some Office type stuff (I have OpenOffice for Linux ready to install, as well) at this point.  But, when installing, I am faced with long lists of packages that I must choose whether to install.  Can anybody give me a good list of what to choose?  I am installing Debian 3.0 r4 i3.
> First of all, you're trying to install the old version of Debian.  You'll
> want to install version 3.1r0a (sarge).  The installer is much better than
> 3.0.  Also, on the installation, I'd just install the "desktop" option.  If
>  you need any packages later, I'd just use aptitude or synaptic to install
> the packages you want.
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