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Old 04-04-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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*BSD Download links?


Hi,

I today went to LQ ISO and found that you don't have links to any BSD download mirrors.

It would be nice if you could add a "Download BSD" section to LQ apart from the "Download Linux" section. I don't think you need to host the ISOs yourself, but you could just provide links to mirrors from LQ.

Hope you could consider my request. I was looking for something new and I think I want to try FreeBSD as many people of this system swear by it!

Regards.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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As has been mentioned before, *BSD ISO's are perfectly fine in LQ ISO. The lack of ISO's at this point is just indicative that 1) no one has used the suggest feature to request them and 2) additionally, one of the people adding content to LQ ISO hasn't gotten to a *BSD on their own. A couple additional helpers were just added to LQ ISO, so look for a shot of additional mirrors/distros/versions in the near future.

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/

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Old 04-04-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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By the way I noticed that the description of SUSE 9.2 Professional is this

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Before switching to BSD I used Suse 9.1 Pro and Slackware. Knowing SUSE as good old sturdy BMW I decided to try next version which proved to be very disappointing. First of all hardware support. Most of motherboards nowadays come with built-in Silicon Image SATA Controller which is not supported. I had to go with manual install to bypass loading "sata_sil" driver, because it kept freezing on it.One glitch so far. Continue installing. If you are a developer then you must have all 5 CDs or DVD disk. I went with full install.. so 5 CDs it was. After installing and configuring network and printers which on SUSE was always good, I must say, it went for X. And here is our stone on the road #2. Resolution - fine, 3D acceleration - have it, monitor and refresh rate - excellent, or so I thought.... .Trying to save configuration by clicking on "test and save" and here my SyncMaster 793DF goes blank. "CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE", F7 or F1 was not matter, because it was not resurrected until I used reset button. It was more than frustrating. 5 CDs of Installation and 2 hours of time. Any other further attempts to revive the system were in vain, for the monitor. It kept going blank without any signs of life. I was quite surprised by this failure, because usually SuSe is associated with stability of German manufacturers. Definitely that union with Novell did not go unnoticed.
It was my first failure on Suse since version 7.
Surely this is a review, not a description? Must have got mixed up?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...hp?product=374
 
Old 04-04-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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Updated, thanks.

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Old 04-04-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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Hi Jeremy,

I still could not understand this point.
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2) additionally, one of the people adding content to LQ ISO hasn't gotten to a *BSD on their own. A couple additional helpers were just added to LQ ISO, so look for a shot of additional mirrors/distros/versions in the near future.
Could you please clarify? Thanks.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #6
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There are two ways a distro version can get added to LQ ISO. The first is that someone suggests it and it gets approved. The second, which I was referring to in the sentence you quoted, is that we have a couple of mods who proactively look for distros that are missing and add them.

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:53 PM   #7
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Thanks for that clarification Jeremy
 
  


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