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Old 02-06-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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I'm sooo close but...

I made a stupid mistake. I was at this point in config process of Debian, and I pressed enter:

so I guess I did not download any software. It takes me to a dos-like login page

How do I either back up to the old point, or the likely solution...manually install the components on the page from the slideshow... ???

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Old 02-06-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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I logged into root, but afraid to mess with anything maybe
# base-config ?
Old 02-06-2006, 03:32 AM   #3
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Try base-config.

You can't really break anything, at this stage you can reinstall as a last option

Old 02-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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I got back to where I left off via:

"su" , password , base-config but when I installed everything I get back to the black dos-like screen: debian:~# or whatever. how do I display the desktop view?
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Or in some cases pick a window manager: "KDE" or "gnome" or "fluxbox" should start a window manager depending on if you have any installed...
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If you're looking for a gui login screen, try apt-get install gdm


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