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Old 12-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Doubts about Debian Netinstall


Which Debian version is installed using netinstall, stable or testing?
How to choose to install LXDE instead of Gnome during the installation process?
 
Old 12-06-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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The netinst ISOs at http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ are for stable, like it says.

You could install Debian as usual and then, when the system was booted, run

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sudo apt-get install lxde
http://wiki.debian.org/LXDE
 
Old 12-06-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info!
Btw, is there a way to install LXDE with the latest kernel and software, like in Debian testing, without adding it to Gnome?
I just do not need all the gnome stuff, but I really need the latest kernel....
 
Old 12-06-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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There /is/ a netinst CD that installs the testing branch, here: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ . Using that would be the easiest way to get a newer kernel. (Testing and Unstable branches are in the Linux 3.1.x series, now.) Choose not to install a GUI while you're installing Debian. Then, later, from the command line, install LXDE.

Alternately, you could install stable, and then build the latest kernel, and use that, instead. (3.1.x are not in the backports repository yet.)

It depends on whether or not you want the latest software for everything else, too, or just simply the kernel.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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Ok, I'll use the netinstall you linked.

Last question: what if I download the full iso (640MB) of the testing branch with LXDE? Would I have all the latest software, including kernel, in addiction to the LXDE desktop?
I'm talking about this: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...s/i386/iso-cd/
 
Old 12-06-2011, 01:32 PM   #6
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Ok, I'll use the netinstall you linked.

Last question: what if I download the full iso (640MB) of the testing branch with LXDE? Would I have all the latest software, including kernel, in addiction to the LXDE desktop?
I'm talking about this: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...s/i386/iso-cd/
Yes, exactly. (Well, "latest" in Debian Testing terms, Debian isn't "bleeding edge" like Arch, Fedora, or Ubuntu.)

The only drawback is if you have a very slow internet connection; in that case you might choose netinstall so you don't have to download a few mb's of Xfce packages you won't be using.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 02:20 PM   #7
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The only drawback is if you have a very slow internet connection; in that case you might choose netinstall so you don't have to download a few mb's of Xfce packages you won't be using.
I guess, but if you have a slow internet connection, you probably wouldn't want to download a 700MB .iso, either. :-)
 
Old 12-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #8
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Which Debian version is installed using netinstall, stable or testing?
How to choose to install LXDE instead of Gnome during the installation process?
If you use the expert option in the bootloader it should ask for the version (stable, testing, unstable). To choose the desktop you want to install choose the Advanced options in the boot menu and change the desktop there.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #9
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Hi guys
I'm writing on my brand new Debian testing with Gnome 3.
I used the netinstall, since I have a decent internet connetion (10MB).

Thanks!
 
Old 12-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #10
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I thought gnome3 was still in experimental, let alone unstable or testing?
 
Old 12-06-2011, 06:42 PM   #11
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Actually, the current Debian testing uses Gnome 3.0.2.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Gnome3 has been in Testing for some time. That has driven a number of people away from Gnome to XFCE and other desktop environments. OTOH, some people like it. To each his own.
 
  


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