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    weird error during installation


    today i had some weird experience in installing debian.

    first of all i want to say that in installing debian more than once, 9 out of every 10 attempts ...

    DEBIAN ...... FAILSSSSSSS miserably

    may be its just between debian and my computer

    anyways ........

    i was really excited to get the new installer

    with the new installer i was able to do net install of a basic system

    then somehow i was able to install gnome by doing the apt-get thing

    [ i did not run tasksel ...... i should have done it ]

    then i realized noo this is not the way .. lets reinstall it

    damn .... then the nightmare starts ....... the next attempts usually fails

    anyways i decided to download the complete CD 1 of woody and install it

    it installed but then

    when doing apt-get install x-window-system

    it locked up .... screaming something " insert Cd in cdrom " blah blah blah

    i dont know why the hell it was trying to use cd since i also added http as a source for apt


    rebooting and reinstalling fixed the problem but using woody iso it did not detect my video card and none of the ati drivers worked

    so i went back to the new debian beta installer and did a net install

    gave me same problems

    wont apt-get from http

    it would not let me do so

    i tried it over and over again ...........

    same error saying something like can not locate the cd .... insert cd

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    If you edit /etc/apt/sources.list and remove the entrie for your cdrom you will be able to apt-get from http sources.

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