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Old 12-11-2004, 03:12 AM   #16
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Hey! Wait there!
I have just downloaded Vidalinux 101. Kinda in doubt what to do. Pray, tell me about it cause I read somewhere that thiis optimised i686 distro really flies
 
Old 12-11-2004, 03:43 AM   #17
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Keep Going.... Its easy to isntall, its not a naked Gentoo =)
Saves you a lot...

Read the gentoo docs... go to the vidalinux website, sign up for the forum or just post
 
Old 12-11-2004, 03:53 AM   #18
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I also see that you had success with Yoper. It has never gone further than partitioning for me. Hangs right after writing tables
 
Old 12-11-2004, 07:51 AM   #19
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Vidalinux hangs on boot trying to load sata_sil driver of Serial ATA controller on which my Maxtor is situated. Sad
 
Old 12-11-2004, 07:54 AM   #20
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Yoper ran fine for me but I hated it because it bugged me with some of its features and was just a pain... not to mention at their site a 1 week server upgrade turned into like 3 or 4 weeks so far...

Im in the same boat though of finding my perfect distro.

I personally run several machines with Fedora and I absolutely love Fedora!!!!!!!! I never have any "testing" problems or anything else since its the red hat testing ground it runs completely stable for me and ive been using it since FC1. Unfortunately for my new workstation i will be watching movies and listening to CDs and Fedora lacks multimedia support, doesn't even have the mp3 codecs installed. I may still use Fedora after i search around a bit more for codecs and support but if not I may go with Mandrake 10.1 or MEPIS. Right now SimplyMEPIS is out but when is ProMEPIS coming out with a stable release? I havent used Mandrake since like 9.1 and it was decent but I really would like a distro with native GNOME support, uses RPMs, and is easy to update.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 07:58 AM   #21
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If you want to try GNOME then best would be probably Debian Sarge or Slackware
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:34 AM   #22
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I also see that you had success with Yoper. It has never gone further than partitioning for me. Hangs right after writing tables
I didnt have luck with slackware 10.0 the closest I been is with CollegeLinux but its based on slack 9.1 , Vector Linux 4.3 is also based on 9.1 and VL 5.0 is based on 10 .

Yea Yoper was the fastest distro even while using KDE3.3
But now Progeny is the fastest using Gnome, BeatrIX (gnome) also is fast but because its optimized . SAM (xfce4.2 mdk based) love it
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:37 AM   #23
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I like

Arch and Frugalware both run under " paman -command " fastest ever comand I seen. Frugal is based on arch/slack, Arch its independent.

CollegeLinx / VectorLinux use slapt-get

VidaLinux is gentoo based so it uses emerge

SourceMage uses sorcery/cast

Ark I'm not sure sine it says its Rpm. Yoper its confused maybe? because its suppose rpm and it uses apt-get,

Kanotix, Libran, Mepis, Beatrix, Debian = apt-et
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:42 AM   #24
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Please be kind and give me a tip on Yoper partitioning. Subject really eats me
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:48 AM   #25
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Well I had problem too but its tricky.
When it askes you to partition I choose no and that takes me automatically to CFDISK and I dont use Yoper colorful thing it never worked for me I suppose but oh well. Make sure its i686, because Yoper is i686 only optimized
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:53 AM   #26
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So did I!!
I never use vesa based installations. yet soon after writing the tables my Yoper hung SOB.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:32 AM   #27
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Sorry dude
 
Old 12-12-2004, 06:29 PM   #28
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I have tried ..

FC1/FC2 .. worked, outdated now ..FC2 was too slow and it's unimpressive.
FC3 .. has install issues (about 100 new bugs on bugzilla on ananconda) .. distro is unimpressive, slow and archaic
Suse .. 9.1 .. good, but commercial angle makes newcomers work it to upgrade for functionality
Mandrak 10.1 .. sucky install, amateurish approach to the system, truly unimpressive for me
Mephis --- nothing to write home about, clean screen but useless packaging
Gentoo --- human life is too short to screw around with this one, only meant for hackers, you need 1 day to install !!!
Debian Sarge -- the best so far, has problems in install, but it's fast and responsive and doesn't screw around with you :-))
better than all it's "derivatives" .. it's rather amazing that the derivative can't do better than original !!!
just like most stock picker not being able to beat S&P average it's just like that here !!
 
Old 12-12-2004, 08:42 PM   #29
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Cool i'm with you
 
Old 12-12-2004, 09:03 PM   #30
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Iv tried several distros myself...Mepis, Knoppix, Fedora Core, Mandrake, Debian Woody, Slackware, Gentoo, and currently i'm tinkering around with FreeBSD. I'd have to say that my favorite out of them all so far is slackware. Runs extremely fast on my celeron pc. Fedora runs to slow for me and I typically don't like rpm's. And gentoo only takes about 3 hours to install if you use stage3 . Neither Mepis or knoppix recognized my monitor correctly so i'm stuck with 800x600 resolution if I use them. And debian's software is to dated to recognize my video card and its hard to upgrade x with a 26k connection so I give up on it untill sarge becomes stable.
 
  


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