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Re: No fool like an old fool (debian installation probs)

On Mon, May 01, 2023 at 01:08:56PM +0200, DdB wrote:
> Am 01.05.2023 um 10:23 schrieb Michel Verdier:
> > Le 1 mai 2023 DdB a écrit :
> > 
> >> But omitting GNOME from the list lead to a system failing to boot with
> >> tons of messages stating the absense of all kind of gnome parts.
> > 
> > To install without gnome I select the task ssh server then after I
> > manually select what I want, and a WM if needed.

I believe Michel actually means "I deselect all of the Debian Desktop
type stuff, and then select ssh server".

> Thank you for encouraging me. A good night sleep did help as well.
> Following your advice, i retried a fresh install. This time round, i did
> permit the reformatting of everything, and just noted a new todo to
> resolve that later. But ...
> The install succeeded, an sshd is running ON a machine with GNOME and
> all its (un-) pleasant surprises like: firefox, openoffice, and much
> more. But i know for sure, that i deselected it and only left Desktop +
> ssh server. I guess, that means, that the installer chose gnome as its
> preferred desktop.

If you leave "Debian Desktop" selected, the installer chooses a Desktop
Environment for you.  And guess which one it chooses by default?  That's
right: GNOME.  Assuming you're using a standard installer image, and
not one that has a DE in its name.

I have no idea why this confusing default auto-selection exists, but
it does.

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