Tried Debian Sarge today. Long had a thought of seeing debian work completely. Tried on a PE1750 installed all the megaraid2 modules and everything went fine. I found few media error while installation. But could get to shell at last.
Startx did not work saying:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 2 /usr/bin/X11/X No File or directory
xinit: No such file or directory (error no2): unable to connect to X server.
Solution: as usual help from Google.
apt-get install x-window-system-core
But this failed at xfonts-base because media copy had some errors with the package.
So burnt another CD for bin 1 and this time only apt-get install xfonts-base.
Yo! debian and X is up and running.
Btw, for the first timer, Debian 1 CD is enough for the system to be up and running; dont know what the others contain.
* They still use more as the default pager for man pages when I feel less far more confortable.