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I need to know this also: If I want to discard the Debian, and try something else, how do I properly dispose of it, and how do I get rid of the menu that says:
"Boot which OS?
Debian (blah blah)"
Multiple installs, without ridding of that menu, leaves "junk", traces of all the installs, on that menu.
The menu list with the Grub boot options can be easily edited when you're logged in.
Just open it with an editor like nano, vi or something. I think it would be easier if you have a GUI installed, so I wouldn't bother with that right now. One step at the time.
The easiest way to get rid of a complete installation in my opinion is to boot from a GParted CD and just delete the partition. Before that it's handy when you're still logged in to first delete the references to the system you are about to delete from the /boot/grub/menu.lst. This way, after editing the file, rebooting with GParted, deleting the partition and rebooting normal, the 'old' system will not be present in your boot options.
Simon, buey. Missing GUI. No, did not netinst. CD only. During the install, it asked me to choose a mirror from a list. Then, proceeded to (appear to) download files, which took 45 min, or so. I would assume there was a connection. It's working fine in winderz obviously. Although, at every winderz install, I do need to manually install the ethernet driver...
Ok Eric, I'm dippin out right now, to check out the connection. Will post as soon as I come back.
Yes, #2 eth0: shows an IP. I never need to enter one.
Of the brief experience and demonstrations of Linux, I seem to gravitate toward KDE. The Kubuntu was real eye candy for me, and more so when I was playing with all the minute fine-tune settings!
I have considered xfce. Debian and Xubuntu....
So, go back to the console and simply type "ping www.google.com" at prompt?