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Install changes??

Postby dvdjns » 2017-05-15 19:24

I installed debian 8.8.0 with kde. typing startx and hitting enter does nothing. can I do a install that automatically mounts my usb drive and starts a desktop from the gitgo? if so will someone explain how. I have all 8 cd's from the debian mirrors. just need access to them. I really need this desktop until I work my way through the massive amount of info on Linux and debian.. thank you.
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Re: Install changes??

Postby phenest » 2017-05-15 20:41

If Debian boots to a login prompt only, then it doesn't sound like you've installed KDE at all. Assuming you have an internet connection, what happens if you try to:
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apt-get install kde-full
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Re: Install changes??

Postby dvdjns » 2017-05-17 00:21

no because my wifi takes non-free packages. I need to set up my usb flash drive as a source for package installs. have 8 iso of debian 8.
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Re: Install changes??

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-17 01:21

Almost all modern wi-fi hardware now requires non-free firmware. Can't you just download and install the firmware deb file from packages.debian.org, or use one of the Debian install ISOs that include the firmware?
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Re: Install changes??

Postby phenest » 2017-05-17 09:08

Your first post suggests you' are having trouble starting KDE, yes?
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Re: Install changes??

Postby debiman » 2017-05-18 06:17

dvdjns wrote:typing startx and hitting enter does nothing.

nothing as in NOTHING?
can't be, or your enter key is broken.
please give us some real info to work with.

it also seems that you are bunching several problems together into one thread? not sure i understand everything.
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Re: Install changes??

Postby dvdjns » 2017-05-19 00:12

trying to get kde working. but I do have more then one problem I think.. I solved the usb mount problem but need to research how to install kde using the deb package installer. :D
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Re: Install changes??

Postby kiyop » 2017-05-19 03:13

How did you prepare the USB (thumb/thumbs) with the 8 iso files?
Did you merely copy the 8 iso files into the USB?
if yes, can you mount the 8 iso files onto somewhere?

The following may be wrong. If so, please revise the following. Thanks in advance. :D

To recognize the drives:
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lsblk

If the USB is recognized as /dev/sdb and it contains only one partition with vfat file system:
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mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt -o rw

To list the iso files:
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ls /mnt

If the first iso file is "cd1.iso" under /mnt:
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mkdir /media/cd1
mount -o loop /mnt/cd1.iso /media/cd1
apt-cdrom -d /media/cd1 add

Repeat similar procedures for all 7 iso files with different path than cd1.
Then, finally
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apt update
apt install kde-full
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Re: Install changes??

Postby dvdjns » 2017-07-14 01:50

Thank everyone for their help. I solved my problem by buying a used samsung with a wifi that deb has drivers in kernall.
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