[ale] Debian. Grr.

Joe Knapka jknapka at kneuro.net
Mon Feb 23 16:49:57 EST 2004

Stephen Touset <stephen at touset.org> writes:

> On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 02:59, Joe Knapka wrote:
> > Then I get into tasksel and/or dselect, and I
> > invariably press some wrong key that causes it to start installing
> > stuff before I've managed to select what I want to be
> > installed. Oopsie, abort, run base-config, drat, have to scan all
> > those bloody CDs again...  It's really a drag. 
> Why abort?

Because I'm a first-time newbie installer and have no idea what's
going on. (What, me read the installation guide?)

> Just install the other things you want later. You can always
> uninstall/install whatever the hell you want whenever you want.

Among other things, I'm evaluating distros for installation on a
friend's machine.  He is not very technical, and has only dialup
access. Therefore, being able to install whatever's needed from the
CD's, and preferably just once during the initial install, is a good
thing. It looks as if Debian is not going to work for him.

However, I have been playing with apt-get for a little while today,
and it *is* very nice.  I'll continue to play with my newly-installed
Debian box, and I may decide to swich the various RH and Slack boxen


-- Joe

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Someday we will hunt him down and chop him up and eat him!
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