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Old 09-25-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
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Red Flag Linux 6.0sp2 Torrent


As I mentioned in another thread, I was curious about Red Flag Linux after reading an article about it being the proverbial finger that the Chinese government gave to Microsoft. With their very active financial backing and user-encouragement, it may become the widest-used distro of them all, so I figured I might as well test it on my playground (an old P4 1.4, 1gb, 80gb), which is currently running Intrepid-alpha6.
I downloaded 6.0sp2 which seems to be the latest stable English version. I'm currently downloading 7.0, but if it's Mandarin-only, I won't be able to test it. Downloading 6.0sp2 took like 20 hours due to the slow mirrors and 7.0 will take even longer. BtJunkie should have the torrent up and running in an hour or two and the openbittorrent.com tracker should take another 5-6 hours from now (13:00 a.k.a. 1pm Eastern Time, 25/09/2009). If you are experiencing any issues with it or have used it before, post it up in this thread.
By the way, this is the first time I ever posted up a torrent, so I'm not 100% sure if I'm doing it right, but it should be posted on BTJunkie under http://btjunkie.org/torrent/Red-Flag...a00def8e603332 (not up at the time of writing this post).

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Old 09-25-2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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In the interest of expedience, I could post up the .torrent file renamed as .jpg or something. It just depends on how this forum is moderated and if that would get me into trouble with'em. Yea or nei?
 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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Just a quick note. It installed easily and got the KDE up and running without any issues. Had to manually set the screen size. Everything else worked out of the box. I immediately removed Google Desktop and some annoying FF add-on. The interface is set to look like windoze. So far, I have been having trouble getting the network printers up and running via CUPS web config, which worked like a charm on Jaunty. I'll tinker with it later. It could be an issue with the PPD files that I just transferred from my Jaunty box. I'll try manually configuring the HP printer via usb/hplip and then setting it up over the network. If that works I'll go to the Brother site and figure out how to set up the MFC7440n

Edit: This is weird.. HP-Setup didn't recognize the CP1215 that I plugged in via the USB even though the system itself recognizes a memory stick that I plugged into the same port and the printer itself is fully functional (just re-tested it from this computer, via the network)

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Old 09-25-2009, 11:36 PM   #4
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Ok, I decided to post it up anyway for those that are interested. One guy with a good uplink already has it at almost 80% and I got another couple of people at about 20ish. I zipped the torrent file to comply with the requirements of another forum Just remove the txt extension and extract it.

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Old 09-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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Ok guys, we are already seeding the torrent. If there is no interest by the end of this week, we'll just take it down. Once again, note that this is not a distro for beginners and more of an academic curiosity than anything else.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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Since there was no interest, I'm taking the torrent down. You can still download the ISO's from their FTP servers, but it will take you about a day, assuming you decide to develop some interest in it. I'll stick with Ubuntu, tyvm
 
  


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