dselectDocumentation for Beginners
When the install process runs
dselect for you, you will doubtless
be eager to get Debian running as soon as possible. Well, please be prepared
to take an hour or so as you have to learn your way around and then get it
right. When you enter the ``Select'' screen for the first time don't make ANY
selections at all -- just hit Enter and see what dependency problems
there are. Try fixing them. If you find yourself back at the main screen run
``Select'', Section 2.3 again.
You can get an idea of the size of a package by hitting itwice and looking for the ``Size'' figure. This is the size of the compressed package, so the uncompressed files will be a lot bigger (see ``Installed-Size'', which is in kilo-bytes, to know it).
Installing a new Debian system is a complex thing, but
do it for you as easily as can be. So take the time to learn how to drive it.
Read the help screens and experiment with i, I, o, and O.
Use the R key. It's all there, but it's up to you to use it
dselect Documentation for Beginners