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it doesnt find anything matching xserver, but if i take away that thing infront of grep it finds somethng, but status is not installed, and uppercase=bad but below it it says, Name grep, version 2.5.1.ds1-4 and a description as if it was found. and then as i said before, below it it says no packages found matching xserver.
You should be able to install X from the first CD or two. Or if you have broadband, that's the preferred method because you can just download a 150MB Netinstall CD and install the rest from online.
Try as root typing tasksel then use the arrow keys to highlight "Desktop environment" and hit the space bar. Then go to OK and hit enter. This should install all the things needed for a desktop.
1) I don't understand what you want to do. I read it as you want a menu to let you choose. This happens by default. There is a timeout set in the /boot/grub/menu.lst that will automatically boot one of the options.
2) This is a really complicated thing to do. Even if you get your USB bootable, it may not be bootable on other machines...
1. It installs a kernal ( if i remember corectly) so when you book your computer, if you have more then one os, you can choose windows xp or debian... Thats the menu im talking about. I dont want that to happen, I want it to be if i put in the usb stick, it will just boot off that.
2. I dont need it for my laptop, just for one pc, my laptop is just for fooling around.
I could guess that you need to format the USB key as ext2, copy -a /boot/* to the key, edit your fstab so that /boot points to the USB key, then do something with grub-install to make it isntall grub to the MBR of the USB key. There's probably some specific grub-install options you'll have to do to make sure grub is setup correctly...