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Old 07-03-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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I have been recently frustrated with a couple distros, but I can't decide on a new distro. I have been using slackware up to 11, then I tryed out LFS because I didn't like the direction Pat took. I don't have the problem building LFS creating packages and maintaining it is not a chore I look forward to for just making a few changes.

I am looking for an Linux Distro that meets the following:

BSD init scripts

Lilo (No offence to GRUB users, way GRUB lables devices is just stupid hda can be hd0,0 and so can sda, to me that is stupid because what if I actully have a SATA and an IDE drives that happenen to be the first disks?)

Very light

Package names make sense and software packages are what they say they are (this is slack 11+'s down fall, pat "split" some packages up, so now its a chore just to make a minimal system without using full install or risk breaking everything.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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I am looking for an Linux Distro that meets the following:
BSD init scripts
Lilo
Very light
It's not Linux and dosen't have Lilo, but OpenBSD has BSD init scripts and is "very" light, plus secure.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by proc
I have been recently frustrated with a couple distros, but I can't decide on a new distro. I have been using slackware up to 11, then I tryed out LFS because I didn't like the direction Pat took. I don't have the problem building LFS creating packages and maintaining it is not a chore I look forward to for just making a few changes.

I am looking for an Linux Distro that meets the following:

BSD init scripts

Lilo (No offence to GRUB users, way GRUB lables devices is just stupid hda can be hd0,0 and so can sda, to me that is stupid because what if I actully have a SATA and an IDE drives that happenen to be the first disks?)

Very light

Package names make sense and software packages are what they say they are (this is slack 11+'s down fall, pat "split" some packages up, so now its a chore just to make a minimal system without using full install or risk breaking everything.
Hmmm ... the word "frustration" does not fit the open software world. See, in OSS world you are in the driving seat, you'll get what you do, there is nobody to blame but yourself, nothing to be frustrated with but your own attitude.
What is your expertise level? Um ... you demand Lilo and you do not know Lilo can be used with any distro? You tell you do not like GRUB because it does not see "two first disks" in your computer? GRUB happens to be a boot loader, a computer can boot only one disk at time - the first one. So, from bootloader's point of view there cannot be more than one first disk ... it seems you do not know much about it?

I recommend Ubuntu ...
 
Old 07-03-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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I recommend Debian, because its package names make sense and it is very light
 
Old 07-03-2007, 10:55 PM   #5
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Hmmm ... the word "frustration" does not fit the open software world. See, in OSS world you are in the driving seat, you'll get what you do, there is nobody to blame but yourself, nothing to be frustrated with but your own attitude.
What is your expertise level? Um ... you demand Lilo and you do not know Lilo can be used with any distro? You tell you do not like GRUB because it does not see "two first disks" in your computer? GRUB happens to be a boot loader, a computer can boot only one disk at time - the first one. So, from bootloader's point of view there cannot be more than one first disk ... it seems you do not know much about it?

I recommend Ubuntu ...


Thats not what mean, i have tryed Kubuntu and I was okay with it until i had to install it to the drive. for some reason GRUB likes to think hd0,0 is hda but if you have an sda as well it also thinks its hd0,0 the problem is at boot it trys to boot the wrong one, now if it used the good old dev nodes the way every other rational program would this wouldnt be a problem because it would know I am trying to boot off /dev/sda not /dev/hda and this problem wouldnt be a problem.

fustration comes from distros missing up the way they used to work slack 9 to slack 10.1 was fine, then pat v desided to go on a split package rampage, now instead of install everything because this is a desktop and i dont think I will be needed everything I have to weed out tens of hundreds of packages because someone decided to seprate pico from pine for example. my point is stull like this in my opinion is done for no reason.
 
  


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