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RE: Re: Another Newbie Troubles with Debian

Hello Johannes,

Thank you so much for that.

And thank you as well for the "base-config" tip, that is a real time-saver for me.

That appeared to do the trick....after pressing the spacebar for each component I wished to installed there was an asterisk displayed in the selection box.

I don't mean to sound like a complainer, but I can't help but wonder why this would not be documented in the installation instructions, or at the very least put a little hint in the selection screen letting the installing user know they need to press the spacebar to make their selection(s).

Anyway, thank you again for your assistance!!!



> If I recall correctly, you are running the 'tasksel' program to select
> installation tasks (ie. Desktop environment etc.). For this, the 
> keybindings of aptitude don't work.
> Just move up and down with the arrow keys and press the 'space bar' to 
> select or deselect your options.
> Good luck with the rest of your installation!
> By the way, you don't have to start installing from the beginning: just 
>    login as root at the command line (typing root <enter> password 
> <enter>) and run base-config (enter 'base-config' without quotes, once 
> you logged in)
> Jump to 'install software' and make your selections.
> Once you have your system running, you can install individual software 
> packets by running 'aptitude' from the command line. For tasks like 
> 'desktop environment' that require many different packages, 'tasksel' is 
> the program that is also used by the installer.
> Hope this helps.
> Johannes
> (instructions for Sarge)
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