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Re: Overwhelmed newbie



OK, everybody, THANKS!  I finally got it installed without it asking me for all the extra packages (which is where the overwhelming part came in).  Now, the only thing is I don't know how to start the GUI.  I took most of the default settings (this is Woody, BTW - may try to get Sarge a little later) in the installer, and it comes up to a command line.  Do I need to run apt to find a GUI and install it?

Oh yeah, and what is the login for root?  I assumed it was "root", but I should abviously read something informative before I go installing new OSs....

Fritz Brown

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fritz Brown" <fritz.brown@engineer.com>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Overwhelmed newbie
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 17:20:21 +0500

> 
> 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.
> 
> Please don't make me go back to Windows.... :(
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> Fritz Brown
> 
> 
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