Originally Posted by mrgreaper
well it sure wasnt easy to install
the first bit that asls you what language you want ...
well i kept clicking english
i hit return
finaly i clicked right mouse and choose move
turns out th install window is bigger then the screen!!!!!
i looked at resulotion and its 640x 480 and cant seem to be changed
now i managed to guess my way through the first few panels and its now creating a ext3 partition
but seems silly to make the install gui bigger then the screen i hope i aint done ought wrong in install
i`m assuming it will leave the primary windows partition alone by default
just wish i could of read all the options
Theres quite a few distros that use "virtual" desktop space. Which I hate with a passion
The thing that causes/caused me the most grief, was that when various installers detect my nvidia graphics card, they seem to insist on using the generic "nv" driver, I then have to change the resolution to 800x600 and set it to, like 60 Hz so I can read the screen enough to either install the proprietary nvidia driver, or if I haven't got that far, to change the driver to "vesa" which seems to suit my system better.
As for the install, I did Ubuntu first, but then changed it to Kubuntu (I screwed up with the Ubuntu and couldn't work out what I'd need to do). Both installed easily enough. My only annoyance is that it uses bloody sudo, which bugs the hell out of me. I can't see how sudo is any safer to use that just using a root account for everything.
I've just been looking to see how to turn it off/remove it so that my system works in a "normal" way.
Plus, the only real snag I've had, was that the other day, there was some updates, which I installed, I then noticed that an upgraded kernel had installed, so I knew that I'd have to re-install the nvidia driver (something that I've been familar with in the past).
It drove me up the wall, because following their instructions, one of the packages that should have been available (called linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-23-386) wasn't available on the main repositories for a couple of days - and I hunted high and low for it.
Eventually, I found that I could install a more optimised kernel for i686, and that did have the package available.
I think that next time I get p****d off with a distro, I'll go back to gentoo. It might be a bit of a swine to install, but the management of the system/packages, truely is very easy.
Good luck with your migration.