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Debian Sarge - Beta Installer
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2 11181 06-08-2004
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Description: Debian Sarge - Beta Installer


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Old 03-12-2004, 07:08 PM   #1
ringwraith
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 1,244

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 8

Pros: Easy Install
Cons: Beta may have bugs



If you have wanted to try a real Debian version without resorting to Knoppix, Libranet or Mepis but have problems with the woody installer there is hope. The new Debian Installer works pretty darn well in getting you an up and running Sarge install. For a beta there seemed to be very few problems. I would recommend it to any tinkerers.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
jsmarshall85
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 386

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 8

Pros: gets debian installed with less headaches than the woody install
Cons: for newbis, still have to install basic stuff to get a gui like kde, xfree86, etc


was using slackware solid for the past year but always wanted to try debian, but the installer and number of cd's always daunted me. then a couple of months ago i stumbled back to debian and found the beta installer.

downloaded beta 4 and proceeded to install debian and was very surprised. the install was ok, could be cleaned up a bit with a little more info on what you are doing on certain screens, but everything went off without a hitch. it took me a couple of times to get it right the way i wanted it, but once i did, i ran apt-get and upgraded and got all the packages i needed.

i even changed my sources.list file to grab the unstable (sid) packages, so now i run sid and have not had any problems at all. internet, network, cd-burning, firefox, thunderbird, kde3.2.2, xfree86, and others, all work fine. i have never been happier with a linux distro (i have tried them all seems like :o)) and will stay with debian for life!
 




  



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