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    Adding GUI to non GUI install


    Hi,

    I installed Debian without choosing any check boxes, so I didn't get the GUI or anything. Is there a way I can go back and install the GUI without reinstalling the whole installation and losing anything?

    Thanks,

    -Chris

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    You can install a gui using the command line e.g.
    Code:
    apt-get install  x-window-system-core xserver-xorg gnome-desktop-environment
    That would install the X window system and GNOME.

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    Thank you! The installs are going now, looks like it will take a while but I have time

    I would never have figured that, I dunno how you guys know this stuff. I don't think if I used linux as much as I used windows I would still know all this stuff. Frustrates the crap outta me!

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kryznic View Post
    Thank you! The installs are going now, looks like it will take a while but I have time

    I would never have figured that, I dunno how you guys know this stuff. I don't think if I used linux as much as I used windows I would still know all this stuff. Frustrates the crap outta me!

    Thanks again.
    Google is your friend
    That and searching the various forums will help.
    ciao,
    jdk

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    Quote Originally Posted by kryznic View Post
    Hi,

    I installed Debian without choosing any check boxes, so I didn't get the GUI or anything. Is there a way I can go back and install the GUI without reinstalling the whole installation and losing anything?

    Thanks,

    -Chris
    FYI, you can also use tasksel after the install.

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