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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by Sharth on Mon 28th Oct 2002 02:05 UTC

I would like to make 2 comments here.

comment numero uno! the Debian-Installer is going to be much more intuitive in sarge's release. There is a debian-installer project which is working to make everyone happier and make the installer better. (hopefully it will also include the old way as well).

comment number dos! You can not run graphical programs from a normal user's login by default. what you want to do is this. run xterm. su to root. and then type <<cp /home/<user you logged in as>/.Xathority ~/>> Then run the program you want to run.