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Old 02-13-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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need help installing bonzai linux! startx not working...

hey all. newbie here, i am currently using puppy linux and want to install a small linux OS on my hd. i downloaded and installed bonzai linux which i believe is debian. i dont know much about linux at all. i tried using startx to boot to the desktop but it says "command not found"

heres the little info i have.

when i installed it said "since you decided not to install KDE.." didnt catch the rest but i never saw an option to install it.

i have no connection to the internet unless im running puppy linux from cd.

i have 256mb ram and a 40g HD.

i made a linux partition and a linux swap partition. i dont even know what im doing i just made the swap really small (dont know what its for)

thats all i can think of now. please help!!! i want to get this running...
Old 02-13-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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If it says command not found when you type startx it means you don't have X installed. X is the GUI. CLI will work fine, or else you will need to install X and a Desktop Environment (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, or LXDE).
Old 02-13-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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thanks for responding. can you please tell me where to download and how to install CLI, X, or KDE? i would need to do it from a cd since i do not have internet when im at the prompt...

i would like to have a typical looking desktop. does that mean i should install x and kde?

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Old 02-14-2009, 01:58 AM   #4
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CLI means "command line interface" so if you have any kind of working linux you have that. I would suggest you reinstall from the Puppy CD and answer "yes" when it asks you if you want KDE. KDE is reasonably typical (whatever that means).


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