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woodywellhung 11-06-2004 08:27 AM

suggest a distro
Hi everyone

I currently use Red Hat 9 but would like to download a different distro to show to other people. it needs to be downloadable as a cd iso file and must fit one one cd ideally.

I want to be able to install it rather than boot off a cd like Knoppix.

Xolo 11-06-2004 09:03 AM

Fedora Core 2 (Although that might be too similar to Redhat for your purposes), Mandrake, SuSe, Debian, etc.

win32sux 11-06-2004 09:07 AM

also, knoppix can be installed to the hard drive...

jonr 11-06-2004 09:25 AM

Mandrake now has a one-CD version called MandrakeMove. I would recommend trying it, only my recent disasters with 10, 10.1 Community, and most recently 10.1 Official leave me reluctant to recommend Mandrake anymore.

Many folks are reporting great success with the 10-series of Mandrake, however.

AlexV 11-06-2004 11:04 AM

I recommend Libranet. The install is 2 CDs, but it's worth it. It's Debian based, so you have APT and all that great Debian stuff, but it has an easy to use GUI installer and comes with tons of great software.
The only catch is that it has some non-free components, so you normaly have to pay for a copy, but there's a free unlimited trial download on their website. It's not crippled in any way and there are no time restraints.
Being a long time RedHat/Fedora user, I was very impressed with this distro.

Nute 11-06-2004 01:46 PM

The new Debian installer is nice and is basically as straight forward in the install as Libranet. But Libranet has the nice Adminmenu (think thats the name).

XavierP 11-06-2004 01:54 PM has the most complete list of distros that I have seen. Not totally complete, afaik, but it's a huge list.

Zuggy 11-06-2004 01:54 PM

VectorLinux is 1 CD and installable. It's a very nice Linux distro and it sounds like it meets your needs.

Nute 11-06-2004 02:01 PM

Oh yeah forgot about Vector. Its great .

spaniard 11-07-2004 11:49 AM

And don't forget to try ubunutu,

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