LKBEN11197: Howto install Debian 6 via netinst with KDE


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


Debian defaults to gnome


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


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.