On Thu 13 Oct 2016 at 14:08:03 -0600, William Lee Valentine wrote: > I had only the first CD and the first DVD for the current version of > Debian with which to install Debian on one of my computers. I managed
You only need one of these. Which one did you use? > the installation, however, and got a command prompt after booting. I This is what you would get if you chose not to install a DE when extra software was offered as part of the install. Looks like you deselected the option. Is that correct? > then used TASKSEL to download Gnome. This succeeded; but, on rebooting, > I still got a command prompt. What command did you use to download GNOME? > My documentation tells me to change the value of INITDEFAULT from 3 to 5 > within the file INITTAB, which sits in /ETC. Debian will then boot to > Gnome, and not the command prompt. Which documentation is this? Please give its exact location on your system. > The current version of Debian, however, does not have a file INITTAB Correct. The init system is systemd; systemd doesn't use inittab. > under /ETC. How do I get Debian to boot to Gnome, currently, and not to > a command prompt? Answers to the queries here could help you achieve your objective. -- Brian.