Sorry everybody, I just had the mostest terribliestest installation experience in quite a while. If this new wonder installer is what Debian devs understand as an easy installer for the masses … boy, do they have a lot to learn. Don’t get me wrong. The installer worked. But I didn’t quite work with that installer. And I guess most of other Calamares-spoiled n00bs will also be highly confuzzled and aggravated by the most unhelpful user interface. We get some questions, unnecessary question we can hardly answer and the installer should do stuff like that all by itself, ffs! He asked me if I wanted to install the network manually? Like hell I won’t! No clue about that shit and usually even the installers of super stupid Linux distros manage all that shit by themselves. And that even tho Debian install strongly reminds us of super simple DOS estethics and user guidance. 😐
And in the end we end up with a prompt. Just a prompt, as if we’re supposed to work in a terminal now. Yes, of course, that clever installation program completely forgot to ask us the most important question of all: What desktop environment would lady fancy please? *GULPS We don’t have a fukn desktop installed! 😮 Debian, a distro as old as the stones – not entirely as old as the Rolling Stones tho – should know better how to make a decent installer by now. Or just borrow one from Manjaro, Ubuntu, Mint or many other distros. Problem solved.
As you might have gathered by now, I’m using MiniMe for this installation. It’s the oldest and slowest of my desktops but is also a completely unfuzzy workhorse. That’s why I choose this old Lenovo ThinkCentre. Any distro that doesn’t install properly on this machine isn’t worth its salt! And now look at the screen. Really, Debian? Seriously?
Tsk tssk Debian devs, you needed, what?, 25 months to finalize this new awesomeness? And then you rushed it to the finish line and obviouly never tried to install the new ISO on any real computer? Is that what we should accept as Rock Solid Stable?
Maybe, very possibly I did something wrong. But this ain’t my first rodeo. This housewife has installed hundreds of Linux distros on all kinds of hardware, except the toaster. So, honestly, if I did something wrong it does not only prove that I am stupid … but your installer is totally unsuitable for installation of a Linux distro by human beings.