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Old 07-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #46
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1. Worked everytime on my multiboot systems
2. Debian network install usually takes 30-40 minutes for me (6Mbit/sec download speed), if I do it from a aptcache-ng server it is much faster.
3. Had this problem two or three times, was solved with a simple
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update-grub
4. Never had such a problem

Before going to Slackware I used Debian for everything, which caused me to install Debian at least twice a week into a virtual machine (that is why I had a apt-cache-ng server) and never ran into one of your problems.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #47
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1. Worked everytime on my multiboot systems
2. Debian network install usually takes 30-40 minutes for me (6Mbit/sec download speed), if I do it from a aptcache-ng server it is much faster.
3. Had this problem two or three times, was solved with a simple
Code:
update-grub
4. Never had such a problem

Before going to Slackware I used Debian for everything, which caused me to install Debian at least twice a week into a virtual machine (that is why I had a apt-cache-ng server) and never ran into one of your problems.
Heh, it's always worked GREAT for me on a virtual machines. Real hardware, not so much. The same has always been true of Fedora, though the last version seemed to work fine. Otherwise, same thing, failed installs, if the installer would even start. My multi-disk, multi-partition, all-sata systems always seem to stump some of these distros. Grub just returned "unknown filesystem", even when I made sure the settings were absolutely correct. I know the answer is "reinstall it", but it refused to install, period.

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #48
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Well, if you don't want to use Debian then go for Ubuntu, if it works for you. Nothing wrong with that, if it is the distro of your choice. Wouldn't be mine, but everyone to his own.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #49
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I'm going to try OpenSUSE for a while. I've used SUSE for years with good results, it just always seems to work...though Yast is not as nice a tool as Synaptic.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 11:04 PM   #50
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I don't know if the OP has tried Solus but I cannot tell you how impressed I am with it. I am running SolusOS 1.1 x64. Solus is based upon debian stable with up to date software. I haven't tried them all but it is the best distro I have tried. Solus 2 is entering beta phase right now which will feature the gnome 3.4 de. The dev is building it to act like gnome 2 with full panel control, etc. Give it a look if you are still searching

http://solusos.com/
 
Old 07-06-2012, 02:47 AM   #51
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Never argue with and an Idiot Those watching may not be able to tell the difference.
I really wish I could learn to do this.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #52
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I don't know if the OP has tried Solus but I cannot tell you how impressed I am with it. I am running SolusOS 1.1 x64. Solus is based upon debian stable with up to date software. I haven't tried them all but it is the best distro I have tried. Solus 2 is entering beta phase right now which will feature the gnome 3.4 de. The dev is building it to act like gnome 2 with full panel control, etc. Give it a look if you are still searching

http://solusos.com/
Yep I'm using Solus OS 1 right now.
 
  


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