Say hello to new Debian Etch GUI installer

The Debian Linux project released Debian Installer etch beta 3. This supports option to install using a graphical user interface on both i386 and amd64 systems.

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One of its real advantages is that it allows installation in nine new languages that cannot be displayed in the regular installer.

I have also noticed that GUI installer is bit faster than the regular text based installer.

Default screen shot

Debian Etch GUI installer

Disk-partition screen shot

Debian Etch GUI installer  - Disk-partition screen shot

Download debian beta installer here

When you boot from ISO image/cd you need to pass command line argument installgui
boot: installgui

However, this installer is not as polished as RHEL or Suse Linux GUI installer but project promises to polish it later on 😀 –

“We are aware that the graphical installer still needs polishing. Part of this is planned immediately after this release: an update to newer libraries will allow better theming.”

More info about ebian Installer etch beta 3 at offical debian new webpage…

Belated Happy birthday, Debian! It is now thirteen years old 🙂

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