Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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Another point that might help
by goneaway on Sun 27th Oct 2002 19:03 UTC

at least during X configuration: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 will take you back through the entire configuation routine. I think people who have some idea what they're doing are accustomed to Xconfigurator and might get hung up on this point.