LKBEN11197: Howto install Debian 6 via netinst with KDE


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You would like to install debian 6 from the netinst CD but install the KDE destkop environment instead of gnome

Cause

Debian defaults to gnome

Solution

You can of course download the debian-6.0.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso file and burn it on CD but if you have the netinst CD you can install KDE at once.

Do a normal base installation without Desktop Environment. You will find yourself booting into shell mode. Logon and enter:

apt-get update
apt-get install kdm plasma-desktop --fix-missing

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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