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Distribution: Debian Sid, SourceMage 0.9.5, & To be Continued on a TP
I've recently installed Archlinux but for some reason having booting problems. I think it may be a bad cd burn that I did. I didn't check the MD5 sum when I burned the iso but now it seems to be a bad cd disc or something.
So i'm going to burn another copy and make sure its good, then give it another try. One thing you have to do is setup your basic configuration files, such as rc.local, lilo, fstab etc but just use a copy of a working linux files for a guide.
Also you may want to check out LRs-Linux, its seems to be a pretty good looking new distro based on LFS!
Well, I was predesposed to try it anyway, so that's all the encouragement I needed. I don't mind editing my own config files, now that I have the knowledge to do it. (Thanks to LFS, what a great learning experience!!) I also love the idea of the package manager called "pacman", I mean, how cool is that?
To get an idea what's Arch Linux and how well it works, if not yet tried, try "Arch Linux (AMLUG live 0.2) v0.5". If you like it, run "hd-install" and copy CD to your Hard Drive. Hwd-1.0 (hardware detect) search result of x-window and sound will also be copied to HD thereby having immediately a running Arch Linux with KDE-3.1.3, KOffice and Opera.
I have been using Arch exclusively since march this year. Allthough still quite the newbie (11 months using linux) Arch has worked well for me. It is simple, has nice package managment and a friendly community. Thats good enough for me. Oh, and the install is not that hard so don't let it scare you from trying.