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Old 09-25-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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Lightbulb installing question

numerous frieds have suggested that instead of using rh9 i should try debian.

Currently using a rh9/xp setup. is it possible to install debian on the linux drive and have it boot successfully?

Also what would be the best way to start this so i can keep rh9 intact as well.
Old 09-25-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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Well, the obvious question...why are they pushing Debian? It will be faster, you will learn more, however, as you can tell, many of us use RH. If you have a completely working system, the performance is fine, learn all you can before you attempt a new distro. I believe that RH, Suse, MD are easier for the newbie to learn on, learn the concepts, and then, when ready, move to the power distro's like Gentoo, Debian, Slack. I could, but I like RH just fine, and a console is a console is a console where I do most of my work anyway.

Old 09-26-2003, 08:42 AM   #3
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Get knoppix and run
knx-hdinstall on a seperate partition
you will have all three !


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