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jeremy 06-18-2003 02:22 PM

Welcome to the new Debian Forum
Have fun!


contrasutra 06-18-2003 02:53 PM

Im wondering how you choose which distributions to make forums for?

It just seems odd that you picked Conectiva, which doesn't seem to be very popular here.

Because I think making a Redhat or Mandrake forum would be helpful, because they tend to have their own little quirks specific to that distribution (like MP3s, NTFS in Redhat).


jeremy 06-18-2003 02:59 PM

We usually wait until we can get someone from the distro to visit the forums. I had talks with Red Hat and things were looking good. The talks then died down (although I am still trying). All distros are welcome. As I have said in the past if you know (or are) someone from a distro and would like to see a forum here at LQ please contact me.


acid_kewpie 06-18-2003 03:00 PM

it's all there if you look ;)

acid_kewpie 06-18-2003 03:00 PM

ack beat me to it.

contrasutra 06-18-2003 04:13 PM

LOL. Sorry, forgot to follow rule #1 and search the forums. Oh well. I guess we learn today.

Athos 06-18-2003 04:52 PM

Hallo. :) I came over here from LNO a few minutes ago and am delighted to have found a Debian forum. I'm a Slackware veteran, though by no means am I a power user and after a few months I decided I ought to try Debian. So far I love it, especially the apt-get feature.

I hope to post often here.


jmirles 06-18-2003 08:37 PM

Right on time!
I just switched my home PC over to Libranet 2.8. I was using Vector Linux SOHO 3.2 on my desktop at home. I wanted to try a Debian based distro and now there is a forum for Debian at one of my favorite sites!

I do still use Vector Linux on my desktop PC at work and Slack 8.1 on my server. I just started with Debian so it takes me some time to get used to the differences.

So far, I love the apt-get feature in Debian. It seems stable, but the packages are really out of date, even in Sid. Doesn't bother me too much since I can install from source until I learn how to build .deb packages.

All in all, Debian is very, very well done! I am glad I spent the money to purchase Libranet. True I could have downloaded Woody for free, but I have heard nothing but great things about Libranet. So when I decided to try out Debian, I chose a distro designed with the Debian newbie in mind.

No, Lindows was never in the running...

Nigel_Tufnel 06-19-2003 06:58 AM

My favorite linux help site finally has a Debian forum. Whoohooo!
Long live the penguin!

Genesee 06-19-2003 08:33 AM

Re: Cool!

Originally posted by Nigel_Tufnel
My favorite linux help site finally has a Debian forum. Whoohooo!
Long live the penguin!

my sentiments exactly!

:cool: :cool: :cool:

masinick 06-19-2003 02:35 PM

Glad to hear so much mention of Debian in this thread and also of my favorite commercial implementation, which helped me tackle that initial learning curve: Libranet.

Right now, I've got two Debian systems running in my basement lab, a LindowsOS setup on an old system and Libranet on the system I'm using to type this message. Both systems work fine. For my personal tastes, Libranet is more feature complete, so it suits me very well. LindowsOS should also be commended for creating a really easy setup that even consumers ought to be able to use; it's worked fine for me. I also rate Xandros well. One minor beef I have with both Xandros and LindowsOS is that each of them wants to completely take over the Master Boot Record (MBR) each time you boot the system, something that doesn't happen with Libranet. That wouldn't be a big issue if all you wanted to do was run Windows and one implementation of Linux software, but for someone who uses GNU GRUB on another distro to boot many systems, it's an inconvenience for me, one I get around by having several boot floppies handy and the grub-install command, which I run as soon as I load the system where I prefer to keep my boot manager.

Knoppix also makes a great Debian system; and it can run right off CD without damaging or altering your disk - handy when you're on someone else's computer. I've run it from CD, but I haven't yet tried to load it permanently on my hard drive.

haamu 06-19-2003 07:52 PM

Well, this is very cool, just as I am moving to Debian :)

If someone can answer this for me tho?

2damncommon 06-19-2003 09:13 PM

Hello, haamu.
Any distro should only attempt to install to unallocated space.
As a minimum a swap and / (root). As you have said, you probably have no need of a swap. I only recommend creating other partitions if you know why you need them and how large they should be. Otherwise go for the basic.

BlckJck 06-20-2003 02:45 AM

haamu, I replied to your post in the other thread... Also, test driveing, and installing, with Knoppix is a real easy thing to do....

haamu 06-20-2003 06:40 AM

Thank you both :)

I shall have another look at the partitioning guide and
also take a look at Knoppix, I might start the installation

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