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Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" Standard + KDE Trinity

Nov 15, 2010, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Second, this is not a Debian version that I wanted to test for the sake of testing it; my ultimate goal is to install the Trinity DE and thus make an Oxidized Trinity variant based on Debian. There will be no screenshots because most of the action occurs at the terminal; the finished Oxidized Trinity screenshots will be included in a separate article (because I haven't yet finished). Debian needs no further introduction, so follow the jump to see the rest. I followed these tutorials to do this: this one on doing a net installation of "Squeeze", and this one on doing a minimal net installation of Debian 4 "Etch" with the X Windowing System.

"This time I did things a little differently. Yes, I did this in VirtualBox with 1024 MB of RAM, but instead of downloading a Debian Live image, I downloaded a netinstall ISO image and proceeded straight into the installation (upon booting the system). Based on the tutorials, I went into the text-based installer as opposed to the graphical installer.

"The installer itself was fairly intuitive. I created a 1 GB swap partition and left the rest of my 10 GB virtual hard drive to the root partition. Also, I opted not to install any extra components except for the "Standard system". (Side note: I accidentally pressed 'ENTER' instead of 'SPACE' to deselect "Desktop environment", so I had to force reboot and do it all over again.) The installation was quick and painless and after about 15 minutes I rebooted and found myself at a shiny, blingtastic terminal."

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