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Old 06-28-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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Web server / Desktop


Hi!
1. Im going to install debian soon again, and remember you can choose beteen Web server and Desktop enviroment and some more. But I want to have both of them and run fluxbox instead of kde or so. Anyone who have a guide for how to doing that?

2. And when I already is writing I can ask this as well
When starting installation can I write anything like install 2.6.8-k7 or so I read something about that the 2.6.x kernel was included but by default it was 2.4 when I did a tiny installation of the latest release.

Thanks
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:34 AM   #2
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Hi,
1. I don't know , but I think you can have both (server and dsktop), just tick the two right boxes at install.
Problem is if you choose desktop environment, you'll have kde by default, along with Gnome. Perhaps
you could just use aptitude, but if you do a netinstall, I am not sure the program will let you use aptitude.
Or else, choose manual selection of packages, if you know exactly what you need..
You can apt-get Fluxbox later, no problem, and get rid of kde..

2. Type 'linux26', at the Debian bootsplash, before you hit enter ===> that'll give you a 2.6.8 kernel.

Last edited by samael26; 06-28-2005 at 05:35 AM.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:50 AM   #3
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Okej thanks for the response. The problem for me to self pick packages is that I dont know which I need and which is needed for other program I pick to run. Im doing a netinstall to download all of those cds would be ok, but to burn them later hmm I dont own so many cds
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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Burn them ? Don't bother with that ! A netinstall is meant to save you that hassle.

You won't have to d/load all these cds, mind you, for just a desktop environment,
as they call it : it's 1,5 Gb big (around 750 packages). I suppose your hard drive
can handle that, can't it ?
with the web server environment, let's say three 700Mb cds..

I have just one Debian cd : the one for netinstall (106 Mb).. cool !
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:59 AM   #5
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You can also just stop the installation when you have to choose that by cancelling all the other stuff. That'll bring you to the command line with nothing installed. You can use apt (pointed to cd or internet) then to install x and the rest of what you need.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 08:24 AM   #6
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Yep, that's what I do.

I just install the base system and nothing more. I did this for my server and workstation. After the base-install, I install only the stuff I need using 'apt-get'. So for my server I installed apache, samba, proftpd, etc. and on my workstation I installed KDE, GNome, MPlayer (compiled that one myself), XMMS, etc.

Good luck.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 08:46 AM   #7
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samael26
Maybe I was a bit unclear what I meant was Im using the netinstallcd not the offline installation cd package.

darkleaf, McCloud
I shall try to just make a total base installation and use the apt-system for the rest

I dont have any internet connection at home for the moment so I cant wait till I get it so I can try this.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 11:02 AM   #8
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you could go to debian.org in the /stable ---> x-windows stuff there you can download all the range of window managers, you can see the dependencies before you download.

caution: it would be dangerous to "cross install"; installing programs from testing to stable. you would have to use the --ignore-depends=dependency[1-n] to dpkg like this:

dpkg --ignore-depends=dependency[1-n] --install package-name-version-arch.deb

or else you will be chasing dependencies that you already have for a long time
 
  


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