Joined: June 2005
||Posted: July 27 2005,12:54
Out today (27th. July 2005,) Linux Format magazine includes Debian 3.1, on a double sided dvd (i.e., 14-29 cd's!)
Debian is not difficult to install. I believe that the partitioning section of the install can chop up an NTFS partition (or just use run_qtparted on sysrescuecd,) and now Debian 3.1 has a gui package installer (aptitude.) Or you can run aptitude from the command line during install.
Eg., I wanted to install Gnome using as little space as possible, so after the initiall install (Debian core,) (400-500mb,) I ran, aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome-core gdm(gnome display manager, not strictly necessary, can start Gnome by running command startx,) xscreensaver, total, 700-800mb.
I read this excellence;
and opted to;
mv /etc/rc2.d/S99xdm /etc/rc2.d/_S99xdm
P.s. I needed cd 1 & 2, that's all.