Originally Posted by AnonRayford
Hello, I have some prior experience with Debian however I am not the most experienced Linux user. I want to install Debian using a net install image and edit the sources.list file to add the repositories and install a minimal gnome 3 desktop with just a terminal too install the rest of my software. Basically I would like some advice on the best way to go about doing this, so when Debian is installed I have nothing but the bare minimum system.
with gnome 3 first of all you will need wheezy. its testing, but almost stable. so when you pick up your iso pick testing
second, when installing a minimal install either use netinstall or cd1. then uncheck the desktop-environment (if checked) during the install
next you will need to install xorg and alsa. then install gnome. simple as that
a reboot and the login manager should be there. I have to say how ever that as a full desktop gnome doesn't just come with a terminal. however by doing a minimal install first there will be less then say a live dvd