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Re: [vox] re: a dual boot system?

On Sat, 11 Mar 2006, Bob Scofield wrote:
> I like the Debian net install. But before you do it, you should
> (unlike me when I first did it): (1) know about either "apt-get" or
> "aptitude"; and (2) know what packages to download to get your GUI
> up and running. That's because when the first 100MB comes down,
> you'll not have a GUI.

The install manaul (which is in an incredible number of languages now)
covers this fairly well for Sarge; newer versions of it should be
covering it for Etch as well.

> (And I even had to get help from this list on how to burn ISO images.)  
> Do people here think it's important for someone doing this to know
> how to do MD5sum?

It's really only so that you know that you've burned (and downloaded)
the cd properly. Otherwise you don't really need it.
> And here's a question I have because I'm planning on doing another
> Debian net install in the next few months. Debian has replaced
> base-config with tasksel. So how do you create your sources list now
> (other than manually) during your basic installation?

Actually, base-config (the package) has completely gone away in
unstable (and testing) being superceeded by packages which are in the
It's conceivable that apt-setup (the program you're asking about) will
make it's way into another package in the near future, but that has
not yet happened.

> Another question asked had to do with other programs. I cannot live
> with the XMMS music player because I like Internet Radio, and it
> plays CD's better than KSCD. So if he goes the Debian route and is
> interested in it he'll have to download it. I think it comes
> automatically with other distros.

Apparently rhythmbox, quodlibet, and kradio support it... so you can
probably select one of them to install.

Don Armstrong

"The question of whether computers can think is like the question of
whether submarines can swim."
 -- Edsgar Dijkstra

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