ohnonot wrote:my personal experience with installing debian is that it needs so much attention and tuning that, once your done, you could call it a distro ;-)not that i ever succeeded!i think i even tried to build an openbox desktop on top of a bare, non-X debian install. like op originally asked.
The install has completed successfully. Apache and a few other things have been installed and everything is now up and running. HAPPY DANCE TIME! Thanks for your help and contributions, everyone./solved
Well, where do I begin? I started with linux in September of '09. Been using mostly debian based, mostly ubuntu. Love it. Tried out Crunchbang last year, but wasn't thrilled. Recently been through everything on Ubuntu 12.04: Unity, Gnome Shell, KDE, XFCE, LXDE. None of them did it for me. So, a couple weeks ago, I came back to Crunchbang.
Hi,I'm trying to install #! on an old HP laptop without usb boot support and a very dodgy cd drive (already tried using the #! CD)The only way I could get it running was by using the Debian "business card" net-install iso and following the tutorial on the wiki which worked pretty well. Debian is a bit too much for the system.
That's an Intel MacBook, right?If memory serves me correctly, the "?" icon is the Mac looking for an OS to start. You may want to try reinstalling CrunchBang to see if something went wonky during the install.
Congrats to the Crunchbang dev team, on the move over to Debian, and for the continued commitment to their user base. I'm looking forward to testing out both the Xfce and OpenBox versions, of the new Debian sourced Crunchbang.- NT