[LUNI] Installing Debian on brand new dell dimension 9200
me at heyjay.com
Wed Aug 22 11:48:36 CDT 2007
> Does this happen after you select what type of install to do? Like where
> it asks you if you want to do a desktop/webserver portion? I had one
> install that would always freeze at that point of the install. I finally
> just selected none and it finished the install and I just got all the
> packages I needed..
It installed when I only selected "Desktop Environment".
Unfortunately X didn't configure correctly.
Conversely, I tried installing Ubuntu, and X configured fine. As
usual Ubuntu seems to get X correct whereas Debian seems to always
have problems with X (in my experience). Unfortunately Ubuntu seems
to have a hard time with setting up the Raid + LVM. Doing the manual
config takes a long time. It seems to hang throughout the process of
definign the LVGs.
I think I'm going to run the Ubuntu live CD and copy the xorg.conf
file to my debian install. See if that fixes the X.
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