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Old 09-27-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Looking for a Specific Kind of Linux?


Hi,

I'm looking for an easy to install, non-bloated, smallish or medium sized flavour of linux. It has to be able to cooperate alongside mandrake and XP without screwing up Lilo.

Unfortunately I can't think of any version of linux fitting this description. I was thinking of Bonzai linux but heard that it's hard to install, with only german instructions.

The partition, hda8 is already formatted using diskdrake with an ext3 filesystem.

-Thanks in Advance
 
Old 09-27-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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how about vector?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 09:02 PM   #3
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Have you think in Gentoo linux? Its a good one
 
Old 09-27-2003, 09:07 PM   #4
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I have gentoo on cd, but am waiting until an thanksgiving or so to install it over the original mandrake.

Never heard of vector, but it sounds interesting. Looking into right now.

Thanks for the responses so far. Keep 'em coming!
 
Old 09-27-2003, 10:48 PM   #5
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SuSE 8.2
 
Old 09-27-2003, 11:36 PM   #6
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Libranet! Libranet!


Debian Without the Hassle!


Or Gentoo. It will always be in my heart. With it's colorful docs and geeky chatrooms....
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:22 AM   #7
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I like SuSE, but it's too much like Mandrake.

But Libranet -- Now I'm torn between vector and libranet! They both sound so delicious. Which do I choose??
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:42 AM   #8
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my faves are (i dont have them on my pc but ive tried them all) gentoo, knoppix, debian, mandrake, and grey cat. try grey cat. grey cat linux runs from a dos partition (and windoze) and 3.0 is 12mb and it has a gui, internet, wordprocessing and more. try gcl for a small one.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:40 AM   #9
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Grey Cat? Never heard of it. Is it out dated?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:58 AM   #10
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I've been running Vector for a long time on my slower machine, it's great. I would wait a few days before downloading it though, version 4.0 (which will be 100% Slackware 9 compatable) should be out any day now.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 02:56 AM   #11
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Im currently running vector 4.0, libranet 2.7, slack 9.1 and man 9.1.

So much fun

Grey cat linux also sounds very cool. A bit on the smallish side, but cool none the less.

Now what we really need is something like a fully functional slackware-live. That would be incredible. Thomas - the creator - doesn't see it as a viable hd-install linux, sadly.

www.slackware-live.org

Try it out friends
 
  


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