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Re: A long rant on Debian 9




When I use something like Debian 9 netinst, without a network, I use the Command Line, through Text Console 1-6, accessible via Alt-F1 through Alt-F6.

This is what I have been using (when needed) since I first encountered Linux, in the early 1990's.

This is the original way of conversing with Linux, and makes an awesome Emergency access, in case the Graphical Interface crashes. 

Good luck! 

Kenneth Parker 

On Mon, May 7, 2018, 7:34 AM jpff <jpff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That looks interesting; it attemts to answer my deep problem about no X,
xdm, xterm etc.

My problem nowis I do not know where/how to apply this.  I have not seen
any mention of a kernel command line in the net install.  More please!

And thank you all who pointed me at the non-free installer files.  I will
try that later today with luck


On Sun, 6 May 2018, Felix Miata wrote:

> John composed on 2018-05-06 21:51 (UTC+0100):
>
>> How do I get a working computer?  I can ssh in from elsewhere but that
>> is not what I need.  And I need wifi.
>
> My Debian installations are all net installs that include
>
>       tasks=standard base-installer/install-recommends=false
>
> on the kernel cmdline. I get nothing I don't need installed that way. Xorg and
> whatever else I need I get with apt* once booted normally.
>
> I don't use WiFi.
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