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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Testing debian installer on windows box

I had at Lechinta an wubi installer but the cpu is too slow for ntfs-ng
so i decided to install debian/ubuntu on an native partition

So i installed the debian on windows and after it finished it rebooted and started
the classic debian installer (graphic mode)

I installed the base system then i dist-upgraded to lenny (testing)
and then to sid(unstable)

Just replace etch with testing in /etc/apt/sources.list
#apt-get update ; apt-get dist-upgrade
Just replace testing with unstable in /etc/apt/sources.list
#apt-get update ; apt-get dist-upgrade

so now i have an modern distro
The space is small on this p3 machine @500Mhz so i had to install an lightweight window manager
so i installed xfce4 from command line

#apt-get install xfce4 xorg gdm
#/etc/init.d/gdm start

Then i needed an browser so i typed
#sudo apt-get install iceweasel

That is firefox3.0.x under debian , they didn't accepted mozilla firefox restrictions and EULA so they decided to name it that way

Next install synaptic and it should give you an starting point to installing packages
#sudo apt-get install synaptic

Here is how to install flash player under debian

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