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Old 02-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Wink Wheezy KDE


I'm looking for a site to download an iso of Wheezy i386 KDE (NOT Gnome). I'm looking at the "Small CD" iteration at:
http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst ... but I can't stat which DE is packaged. Any tips?

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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The netinstall CD does not contain a desktop environment (KDE or other)---that's why it's so small. You download and install whichever packages you like over the internet.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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The netinstall CD does not contain a desktop environment (KDE or other)---that's why it's so small. You download and install whichever packages you like over the internet.
Thanks. What I wanted to ask was, is there a Wheezy 'testing' CD I can download KDE dedicated? You know; something for the average amateur desk-topper who doesn't have a working understanding of all the different iterations listed at all the different locations...

Eg. Could I
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wget -c debian-testing-i386-kde-CD-iso
rooster

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #4
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This CD includes KDE:

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...6-kde-CD-1.iso

With just this CD you should be able in install a basic version. For more packages, you'd need the next CD's, or download a DVD version. Better is to install a basic version and install the rest thru apt.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Yeah, if you're installing on a network cable so you don't have to deal with wireless, then I'd recommend the netinstall cd. The installation is mostly a curses based install, so while not the most beautiful thing, it's actually quite easy to get it installed. Then just do an apt-get update and do an apt-get install kdebase-workspace. This will install all the necessary kde packages so upon reboot you'll have a working kde setup.

Makes it easy, you can easily download newer installs, and really doesn't add that much time since once you get it installed so much gets updated with your first update that I found it's just easier to do the netinstall and get JUST what you want.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Thanks guys;

I'll go with the netinst CD this time. I installed Lenny and Squeeze using DVDs.
I wasn't happy with the results. Both turned out to be real PITA's.

Dumb question: When backing up Documents and Settings to disk before installing Wheezy (Testing) I know to copy '/etc' and '/boot' as root. But I forget if I need to copy '/home' as root or '/home/rooster' as regular user.

Happy trails,
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