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apt-get cannot install gnome or anything else

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http://www.linuxforums.org – Hi, I am new to debian but I wanted to try out another distro of linux since I am a big fan of Ubuntu. I've only been using Ubuntu for a year now but still kinda new to true linux distros. Anyways my problem is actually concerning Xebian, a modified stripped down customized version of Debian for the original xbox. It is basically Debian but configured differently and repackaged, it still uses Debian.org repos. More info found on: Code: xbox-linux.org/wiki/Xebian_HOWTO After successfully installing Xebian to my xbox, I wanted to change the current desktop (not really sure what it is but it lacks a gui file explorer) to Gnome. I run as root: Code: apt-get install gnome It takes about 2hrs to install but then as its doing it it removes vital packages such as x11-common, Xfree86, xorg-server. Then it cannot install anything else and whenever I try to run another apt-get install command to install say gdm, it says it depends on some of these packages but it is not going to install it. Also I find that gnome is not installed. So basically it removes vital packages, screws up the system and doesn't install what I wanted. So I reboot but then it cannot boot again into any gui desktop. I try apt-get but I cannot install anything like before. I need apt-get to really start using my computer/xbox. I found something that fixes the error that says I am unable to connect to non-us.debian.org when I run an apt-get update but I can't find the page: Anyways that doesn't work, I've also found these links that seem promising which I will try tomorrow: Code: forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=680973 xbox-linux.org/wiki/MythTV_on_Xebian_HOWTO#Package_Sources_Configuration gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/359081 Some may be outdated and xebian seems to be built on a seemingly old build of Debian (as it uses firefox 1.0 by default) any suggestions or some explanation of how to use/configure apt-get properly in order to install new software? (HowTos)