I have a Debian Sarge 3.1 Base Install (AMD-64) and can't install packages.
Whenever I use base-config and try the 'configure apt' option it just says I've got a lot of errors on my DVDs and won't read the index files off them. (In fact I had to leave this step out when installing because of this).
I have it plugged into a router so it should be able to access the Internet without any configuration of the system but when I try to use the HTTP or FTP options instead it just says it can't contact them(I tried several of the ones listed - I doubt if all of them are down).
If I try
apt-get install kde
from root it just says 'can't find package' or something like that. I've tried
it does the same. I wanted a light Debian install with just the base system, Gnome (or KDE) and a few other apps but I can't seem to get the latter.