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Alinux is a strange beast. It's been around since 1996, but it comes and goes: new versions are released when the sole developer feels like it, often with several years between them. The repository is tiny: the 1.4MB DVD is all there is.
I downloaded the DVD from Ibiblio, possibly the world's slowest mirror, in 6 hours. It didn’t boot. As far as I could discover, the problem was in the initrd. A visit to the forum showed a couple of people had reported the same problem and the response was “really sorry about this … there’s definitely something wrong with the installer … I’m going to remove the ISO now from the main server until I get a chance to resolve it.”
Surely any intelligent person would actually try their software before putting it on-line? Will I be testing it when he gets round to re-writing it? Probably not.