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Old 12-10-2004, 07:48 PM   #1
seanwnz
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Selecting and installing packages.


Hi everyone -

I have recently installed a fresh copy of Debian onto my PC via net install.
Due to my low-grade ISP, during the net-install my internet connection timed out numerous times, causing some packages to not install properly.
Now I was aware of this happening, but I thought I'd be able to get into Gnome to fix the broken packages via synaptic later, but it turns out I can't.
Xwindows won't even start properly (startx)

My question is how do I get back to the graphical installer section where it has "select and install packages". I'm sure it is an easy command but I'm not sure what it is.

Right now I am stuck at the command prompt.


Thanks Everyone.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
seanwnz
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It's sorted.

NM everyone.

I had to reinstall Gnome which was odd but hey it's working now.
Ta.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:41 AM   #3
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Good its working now

I assume what you were looking for were either

aptitude
or
dselect

even

tasksel for simpler choosing.
 
  


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