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Old 11-29-2009, 09:02 AM   #151
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Yea, same error as always
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:07 AM   #152
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Hey guy, I've got nothing else to do for the moment, so don't worry about my state of mind. I think that a lot of dependencies are missing to install the GUI, since you used the first KDE CD. At this time I think you'll get a system with GUI up and running a lot faster if you get the NETINST from Debian (this link) and restart from there. It will get you a GUI and everything if at the final step you select Desktop.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:09 AM   #153
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At least the NETINST CD is something I've used a lot in the past and it's fast en good. Never used the KDE CD although it should work out too.
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:11 AM   #154
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Shall we go for a netinst? If so, I need to clean off the drive and menu, as we talk about earlier.
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:14 AM   #155
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Ok, no problem. Shall I clean of the partition, and the now-junk menu?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:19 AM   #156
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wait though Lorax
if your gonna burn a cd
a net install cd is kinda waste of 700MB

I do not mean to step on your toes EraicTRA at all

I suggest you either
go get this script
and download all the isos'
that it will make into a cd
http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/

Note also that all my stuff comes with netbootcd-3.1.2
which can net-install any Major distro!
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

so, i got netbootcd on phalanx-9.04
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...DE-52442.shtml

the smallest download I have with netbootcd-3.1.2
is...errr.
damn I dont have anything small..

so, you wanna put netbootcd-3.1.2 by itself on usb??
its like 6MB!
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:20 AM   #157
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Hello,

Yes, clean out the house (at least for what concerns this Debian install).

Download the netinst from the link I posted (it's only 150Mb so should take long) and boot from that. You don't have to clean up the boot menu list in my opinion.

I also found you a step by step guide for this particular install, with screenshots and everything:
The Perfect Desktop

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:27 AM   #158
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I loaned USB drive to someone yesterday :-<
And I can't burn CDs.
If I can NETINST, it may just be the ticket.
But I just want to know why. Why did Ubuntu load, and boot, but only once and quite crappy. Why did Kubuntu load and boot, only once (but it worked like a dream!) ??? The rest of them get NEARLY finished before errors start, or Beast freezes......

Anyway, NETINST now??!!!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:34 AM   #159
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What's the fastest way to properly clean the partition? Not sure if I have patience to download some other software at this point. Should I use winderz to format that partition? Then, the new install can re-format it again to ext3 or whatever...
 
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Hello linus72,

Don't worry, I've got pretty large toes figuratively speaking that is.

That's a pretty good idea you posted there. This way Lorax can install several NETINST from one CD without having to burn another one everytime. I'm downloading as we speak because I think it's a pretty nifty thing to have around.

Damn, my internet is playing tricks on me again. Been having ADSL problems for months here and the freaking company apparently cannot find what's wrong. Going off and on and off and on.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:40 AM   #161
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What's the fastest way to properly clean the partition? Not sure if I have patience to download some other software at this point. Should I use winderz to format that partition? Then, the new install can re-format it again to ext3 or whatever...
I would go for the netinst now and I don't think there's need to delete the partition. Just indicate the partition to install on when asked and the partitioner should take care of it, reformat it and copy the new files onto it.

Why the others failed, ran once, or ran good, I don't know. That's pretty hard to say at this moment.

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:45 AM   #162
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Thanks so much for all the help guys!
I imagine this will take a few hours, so I'll post here when it's done.
Peace!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:45 AM   #163
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No problem Lorax, hope to hear success story pretty soon

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:48 AM   #164
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Oh dang!
One more thing...
When the winders download dialog pops up, has two radio buttons: Open with, or Save file, which one shall I choose for NETINST?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:48 AM   #165
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Save, it's an iso like the others.
 
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