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....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fritz Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.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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