New install, no desktop
I just installed Debian 3.1 using the minimum CD and the net.
I selected desktop for installation, even though there was no
option for gnome, kde, or etc. I also opted to not install grub,
because I already had grub installed handling three other
distributions and I didn't want the installer screwing that up.
Using this entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst (vmlinux and initrd
linked to longer names):
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7
I get a debian boot and a terminal login, but no desktop, nor any
clue as to what command would give me a desktop. startx is not
recognized as a valid command.
Using this entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst(modeled on the example on
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=12000
I get a whole bunch of files not found and a kernel panic.
Do I actually have a desktop installed? And how would I invoke it?
"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to
narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make
thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will
be no words in which to express it."
-- George Orwell as Syme in "1984"