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Old 11-20-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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Looking for a Debian based Distro


Hey all.

Well I am looking for a Debian based distro. I have tired Redhat, Mandrake, Slack and Vidalinux (based off of gentoo) but I am really not happy with Vida. It took like 2 hours to compile Firefox when for slack it takes like 2 minutes max. So I am off to try a new distro but based off of Debian. I would use Debian but It says I need to download 7 CD's and I really would just rather use 1 or 2 CD's!

If anybody know, well it would be great.

Thanks
 
Old 11-20-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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don't need all 7

I may be mistaken, but I believe that you just need the first and last CD's depending upon which kernel you wish to use. I thought the rest of the system can be installed via apt-get.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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ohh so I only need the 1st and last one. Like they come with the bare minimum and I can just install what I want from there?

If so thanks for the help
 
Old 11-20-2004, 08:47 PM   #4
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yeah....

google search or search even this site for debian CD installation...there are also netinstall disks..again....just poke around...easy to find....
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:30 AM   #5
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yeah I looked around and got mepis and downloading that now. They said it's better then because it's more of a desktop distro and not a server distro.

Thanks
 
Old 11-21-2004, 07:58 AM   #6
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cereal83
i dont think you will be disappointed with mepis, i have been using it for quite a while now currently mepis 2004.04. i found it very easy to set up, it went from live cd to installed on my hard drive in 20 minutes.

hope you enjoy as much as i do
 
Old 11-21-2004, 03:17 PM   #7
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I agree

MEPIS was the easiest installation I've ever seen. I would have stuck with it, but I had a wireless card which had a custom rpm driver written for fedora core 3. I customized things to much to switch back now. I now have a classic orinoco gold card, which I am sure would be supported under just about any distribution. Oh well.....maybe when I change hardware, but I've been wanting to try the debian netinstaller.....seems to be getting pretty darn easy.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 04:16 AM   #8
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I believe what your looking for is Ubuntu (www.ubuntulinux.org)
Debian based, comes with gnome 2.8/firefox/openoffice and is only 1 CD
 
  


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