I don't have you pegged as a troll, and IMO you can safely ignore such charges. New users are often accused of trolling, and trolling does
occur in Linux forums, but IMO such charges are unwarranted more than 50% of the time.
However, I agree with those who said Linux Mint might be a better choice for you right now. But you should come back and try to work with Debian when you have more time (maybe next summer?) because computing is more fun and empowering when you get your hands dirty.
Two further points:
- Debian has a "steep learning curve", more so than Mint and some other distros. That means that when you are exploring something new, at first things go very slowly. At some point things start to go very quickly and you find you have acquired a great deal of "consumer power", often of the form: know what happens in your computer/device and why.
- In this thread, it turned out that specifying the specific command you were trying to run was really important, because busybox is something you are probably more likely to encounter if you are trying to examine a "smart device" using "embedded linux" rather than a standard desktop or server installation. In future, you might begin by trying to state what you are trying to do precisely but concisely and asking what further information would be useful for troubleshooting.
EDIT: another thought:
Debian Lenny (oldstable version, in 2011) was a joy when it came out a few years ago because it worked out of the box for many users, including me, and IMO offered much greater power and flexibility than other "works out of the box" distros like Mandriva, Mepis, Ubuntu. Unfortunately, Debian Squeeze (stable version, in 2011) seems to be much more difficult for many users to install, including me. In fairness to Debian, at least in my case this may be in part due to the fact that my hardware was only about five years older than Lenny when I first installed Lenny, and was about eight years older than Squeeze when I first tried to install Squeeze. But in part it seems to be the inevitable consequence of Debian excluding "nonfree" firmware and drivers from the installation media.
Anyway, there are good reasons why I am driving myself batty trying to install Squeeze for more than a year. To mention just three: (1) the other distros don't offer the rapid security updates and (2) Debian gives easy access to the huge Debian software repositories (3) the Debian package management system only works well (in my experience) if you actually use Debian stable rather than some "related" distro.
The reason I mention all this is that by the time you try Debian again, it is possible that a new stable distribution will once again work out of the box, e.g. if the Debian Project rethinks the nonfree issue wrt drivers/firmware needed to install Debian in the first place on most hardware.