At last nights wlug meeting I did a show and tell of my recent adventures with downloading and installing Debian 8 Live + non-free.

I had encountered a problem with the Gnome3 desktop in that the Debian Installer application, which displays itself in full-screen mode, was not positioned correctly.  As a result the Debian Installer applications "continue" and "go back" buttons are off the bottom of the display.

Today I bumped into Ian Young, who provided a solution to this Gnome3 / Debian Installer problem. The workaround is to type Alt+Spacebar to open up a menu. Then select "Move to Workspace Down". The debian installer is placed into the second display workspace and in full-screen mode it is now positioned correctly so all pushbuttons may be accessed.

I've tested out the Debian8 Installer on the KDE, xfce, LXDE, and Mate desktop environments and they position the Debian Installer window correctly.

Also at last nights meeting I suggested the following command to copy the .iso file to a USB stick as device sdc...

$ sudo dd if="debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-gnome-desktop nonfree.iso" of=/dev/sdc bs=4M; sync

An alternative to this, which I tested out OK today is...

$ sudo cp "debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-gnome-desktop nonfree.iso" /dev/sdc

...wishing you all the best with Debian8.
cheers, Ian.