BTW, what are some of the most useful packages? Since I did a minimal install...
useful for what?
I pretty much install most of CD1, and only the stuff in CD1/tcl, plus the CD1/kde/qt* packages.
IMO the best way to install is to use the newbie mode.. install only the _bare_ minimums you think you need, and then see whats broken
oh, and then fix it of course...