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Old 05-20-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Debian with XFCE


I want to install Debian in Parallels, but I would like to have XFCE as the default desktop. Can I download the distro with this desktop or do I have to install it after getting it with Gnome.
 
Old 05-20-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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When you boot the install iso, edit the installer boot prompt and add the following

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desktop=xfce
This will install XFCE instead of GNOME. Hope that helps.

Actually, let me also provide the link to documentation - http://wiki.debian.org/Xfce#Install_...stem_with_Xfce

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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You can download the installation cd with various desktops you have to sect the correct arhitecture
http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/
this 1 is i386, look at bottom of page
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.0.0/i386/iso-cd/
AMD-64 same, bottom of page
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.0.0/amd64/iso-cd/
Those were both stable same thing with testing.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #4
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Hey mate.If you're installing from the dvd after booting up the iso, go down to advanced options and then down to alternative desktop environment and then select between kde, gnome, xfce, and lxde.

Parallels tools was hard to install on Debian from memory; if you have trouble, let us know and we'll try our best to help.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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Parallels tools was hard to install on Debian from memory
Parallels is for OS X, so you will have indeed a hard time to install it on Debian. Good thing that the OP wants to install Debian in Parallels, not the other way around.

@tombiz: You should find the option which desktop to install in the boot-menu of the installer DVD/CD under Advanced Options.

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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Parallels is for OS X, so you will have indeed a hard time to install it on Debian. Good thing that the OP wants to install Debian in Parallels, not the other way around.
Yes, but it needs to be installed from within the vm, which is in this case, Debian.
 
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You want to install the VM from within the OS that runs in the VM? How do you plan to do that, it is logically impossible?
 
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Os X is the host, running the program Parallels desktop. The Op desires to install Debian as the guest os, into parallels desktop. Parallels tools is the Parallels equivalent to virtualboxes guest additions and needs to be installed from within the guest.
 
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Ah, OK, I misunderstood that.
 
  


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