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Old 04-21-2010, 05:00 AM   #1
charlZA
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Distro options for my Samsung N110


Hi there everyone,

I have been a Linux user for some time now, I've move back and forward between distros and have tried out many of them.

My desktop is currently tri booting WinXP, Win7 & Ubuntu 10.04, the only reason I have Windows running is Adobe CS4, I've toyed with open source options, but they just don't deliver on a professinal level.

Early the year I bought yself a Samsung N110, an I have completely fallen in love with the idea of Netbooks, and this one is one of the best examples I have come across.

WinXP got taken off very quickly, and I installed Ubuntu Netbok Remix, which was fine, just felt a little too safe. I like tweaking now and again on my system. So I tried a few other netbook specific distros, currently using Jolicloud, which in my personal opinion is better than UNR. But still I want something more geek-friendly

I do like the alternative GUI in the netbook versions of Linux, but do feel a little trapped now and again.

So what should I do? Opt for a system like Gentoo and build it from the ground up the way I want it?

Play it a bit safer and install the normal Ubuntu on it, then just tweak the UI to work better with the netbook? Also had a look at MEPIS.

Any thoughts on the subject would be appreciated.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:48 AM   #2
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Try Slackware as a sort of half-way house between Ubuntu and Gentoo. I haven't got a netbook (yet?), but if you need any help you'll get it on the Slackware forum here at LQ.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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samsung n110 linux distros

@charlZA
Check out
http://kaishaku-nin.de/blog/2009/08/...g-n-110-linux/
(one does not need to speek German to understand)

Want a challenge? Try KahelOS Light Edition 01-01-2010.

Last edited by hilyard; 05-08-2010 at 12:49 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 01:37 AM   #4
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@charlZA
Check out
http://kaishaku-nin.de/blog/2009/08/...g-n-110-linux/
(one does not need to speek German to understand)

Want a challenge? Try KahelOS Light Edition 01-01-2010.
Thanks for the link...

Would KahelOS have the same installation procedure as ArchLinux?

I have been running UNR 10.04 on my netbook, and I getting rather comfortable with it. basically it is making me lazy. hehe

KahelOS does look good, and everything I have heard of Arch Linux is great.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 08:56 AM   #5
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mirix at Kahel OS Forum reports:

"The correct grub2 configuration is just:

menuentry "KahelOS installer" {
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,3)
linux /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda1 rw
initrd /boot/kahel_pata.img
}

I was able to install the system. The only issue is not Kahel-specific: after partitioning the kernel is not able to re-read the partitions and one has to reboot and re-start the installation."

--this from http://forum.kahelos.org/topic/intro...ion-01-01-2010

I have not tried it ,yet. Kahel IS Arch-derived. In truth, I gave up installing it on an old Dell PIII I had hard drive troubles with at the time.

UNR is good and "if it's not broke, don't fix it" may be good advice, in your case.
Good Adventuring!
 
Old 05-03-2010, 01:15 AM   #6
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Well i have changed again...

But I suppose part of the Linux journey is finding the distro that works for you.

This time I think I have it.

Installed Crunchbang, and I know it's a stripped down Ubuntu, but it feels great, I love the interface, and it is very speedy.

Will be toying around with it, and tweak it to my liking. But at least all of this is giving me a good feel for many distros. Can make an educated decision then ^_^

Anyone else have any experience with #!Crunchbang ?
 
  


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