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Old 05-24-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Arrow xwindow installation in debian (offline) in my PowerBook Wallstreet


hi guys!

im new to linuxquestions.org and i am currently in quest for creating an open source opportunities... so i hope that you can help me with my problem guys

i successfully installed Debian 4.0 Distro in my Powerbook G3 Wallstreet with 233Mhz 32Mb Memory. but my problem is that, i want to install GUI on it and i want to have a GUI log in instead of getting a console log-in.

My laptop is not connected to the internet. I use my PC to download some stuffs for my laptop and burning it from CD.

what are the things to be downloaded for me to install XWindow such as KDE/GNOME or xfrce. i would like to install ubuntu but i didnt succeed installing it... same fate with kubuntu.

i want to install LAMP on my wallstreet coz im a web developer (planning to migrate my ASP code into PHP code) how can i install LAMP , Notepad++ and Webmin on my wallstreet?.

sorry if i ask many questions im a newbie considering my migration from Windows to Linux.

I hope that you'll reply to my post. Thank you so much
 
Old 05-25-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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The Etch installation guide says you need 48MB of RAM for a minimal system install. You might be able to get X running on less than that by using icewm or fluxbox or something, but it might be a stretch. I would try a distro made for old systems. Query distrowatch.

EDIT: Looking at the installation manual for Debian PPC, it looks like you should be able to install. I would do a netinstall and don't select any packages except "base system". Then aptitude install xorg icewm. If you don't get a gui login, you'll also have to install xdm.

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Old 05-25-2007, 07:18 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pljvaldez
...Then aptitude install xorg icewm. If you don't get a gui login, you'll also have to install xdm.
hello again...

i think i downloaded a wrong CD... i downloaded the netinstall which is why i only installed the base system on my mac.

since i only need the base system... i have some questions...

how can i install xorg, icewm and xdm offline? i mean... how can i install them without an internet connection? instead, ill burn them into the cd and mount it on my linux box. i am planning to download them in my PC because i dont know how to configure my WIFI access in my ISP.

thanks again for the time sorry if my question is for

EDIT:
How can I also install LAMP, notepad++ and webmin offline?

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Old 06-03-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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hi again.

i successfully installed debian but i only installed the base system.

i installed it without network configuration. how can i download some apps... please help me setup my network so that i can use apt get
 
Old 06-04-2007, 11:14 AM   #5
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Download the first couple of full CD's. Then use apt-cdrom add to add the CD's to your repositories. Then you should be able to just install what you need with aptitude from the CD's.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 08:03 PM   #6
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Download the first couple of full CD's. Then use apt-cdrom add to add the CD's to your repositories. Then you should be able to just install what you need with aptitude from the CD's.
wow ghee thanks! that works without any probs... thank you so much! im know using linux right now. thanks
 
  


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