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Old 01-28-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
Rubedogg
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Question What order of install is best?


I just got a new 80 gb hdd and will be installing a lot of different distros. i want to see if anyone has a recommendation of which one should be first.
I will be doing fresh installs of all or most of these:
debian
ubuntu
slackware
suse
mandrake
fc
yandros

and possibly
whitebox
linspire
libranet

If you want to know why so many, I just want to try them out and see which I will end up keeping. I figure having a spare 80 gb hdd I can do some experimenting with it. Thanks for any feedback.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:34 PM   #2
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It doesn't matter which one is first, but if you have a Winsucks partition, it should be the first one.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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dont reformat alot :P if you do you can say bye bye to your ide cables ( like me ) or even worse your hd
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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I'd sort the distros in groups though:

Suse, Mandrake and FC are all from the Redhat 'family' (e.g. thay all work with rpm's etc.)
Ubuntu is related to debian.
Can't say anything useful about the others.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by speel
dont reformat alot :P if you do you can say bye bye to your ide cables ( like me ) or even worse your hd
i've never, ever had a problem with that.. and i know i've formatted this particular drive well over 100-150 times.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:58 PM   #6
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damn lucky you lol
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:00 PM   #7
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Thanks....

I have a mobile rack and spare rack that I just bought as well for when my wife want to use winsucks she can switch racks and do her thing. I will mainly be using the rack with the new drive and linux on it. Thanks for the feedback.
 
  


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