i had tried in the past to get debian installed to no avail. then i heard about the debian-installer (cant remember how far back this was). thought it was a good idea, but went with slackware instead. slackware is an awesome distro, one that i owe most of what i have learned about linux to.
then i looked up debian again and saw the installer had hit beta 4 status and took a shot. i must say that i was pretty impressed. it did just enough to get the system up and running, let me choose whether or not to install stuff then or wait till later (i choose later), found some good tutorials on apt-get andread the man pages and off i went, installed everything i needed and nothing else. got my network running, samba, lisa, kde, koffice, k3b, games....you get the picture.
and the best part....everything worked! sound, video, nic, cdrom burner....you get the picture
i know some of you will say that i took the easy way out using the installer, but i disagree. the installer is not much more than the slackware installer wher eit does just enough to get you started and then the rest isup to you. that what i love and that is how you learn about your system and what is on it. i used the 2.6.3 kernel and everything is running smoothly
has anyone else had success with the installer?
signed: a new Debian User for Life!