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Old 08-09-2002, 09:56 AM   #1
c0n
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Debian Woody install


Have never used Debian before, but people I work with say it's very stable, so I wiped my Mandrake/Ximian box and installed Deb. It took 3 attempts, only because I picked the wrong mouse and when trying to load X, it would kick back to the login screen with a "no core device" error....finally figured it out and the install went smoothly...now i'm just tweaking it and hunting through the cd's for apps to mess with...not much io a post, i know, but i was excited to get this installed and online.....
 
Old 08-09-2002, 06:26 PM   #2
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Good for you!!! And try the wonderful world of apt-get on the net.Forget about the cd's those are for Suse,RH and stuff.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 06:50 AM   #3
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Thanks crash, that's one of the reasons why I wanted to try Debian.
Apt-get is pretty cool....Before I had a dual boot: win2k/mandrake 8.1 running
Gnome/Ximian, which I liked...but I decided to go back to KDE and wanted
to try a different distro..
 
Old 08-12-2002, 04:07 PM   #4
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Best of wishes to you and Debian Probably the best distribution out there.
 
Old 08-13-2002, 05:59 AM   #5
mace
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glad to see things went smoothly - i too will be installing 'woody' in a couple of days. moving on from suse.
 
Old 08-14-2002, 11:19 AM   #6
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I'm new to Debian "Woody" as well.

I found it harder to install and configure than Slackware 8.1, but expect that it will be much easier to keep up-to-date.

I liked being able to do a network based install, choosing only the of apps that I needed, then ending up with a lean OS that ran well, then knowing that any piece of software and/or update is just an "apt-get" away. Of course, you can supposedly do this sort of thing with other distros, it just seems to work better with Debian.
 
Old 08-16-2002, 08:38 AM   #7
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I agree wartstew, apt-get works much smoother on Deb than Red Carpet (ximian's manager) or others that I've used. I had used Mandrake for 2yrs and was pretty used to it, but for some reason it seemed like I was using the Linux version of Windows....it seemed like everything was easy to install/setup and I didn't feel very challenged, maybe it was just that I wasn't doing many intricate things with Linux and therefore didn't get a chance to really work Mandrake. I love using apt-get...not just because i can manage/download/install everything, but because I love to see all of those apps and I literally read through each one and read what each one does.....I'm such a geek sometimes...
 
  


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