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Old 02-06-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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Triple boot?

Okay I run a dual boot with Debian and win98 and have a extra partition to add another, I want one that will set up my sound card right, cause I can't get Debian to do that. I want a distribution thats good on old hardware, but I think slack will be to hard and want something easier, gentoo seems like it takes to long to install programs (from what I heard). Dealing with dependencies can be a challenge in RPM based distros (I've never used those but once again thats what I heard). I would like something that only needs 1 CD to install as well.

Having it do the Hardware detecting and configuring is the important as well as installing new programs. Speed is important as well thats why I don't use windows because it is running terribly slow and always needs to be scanned for viruses and spyware

Edit- I would like one that can automaticaly detect the other OS's so i don't have to configure Grub or LILO

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Old 02-06-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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have you tried Conectiva (could be 10)?
you'd be surprised by the large support to sound cards they offer
all the ALSA structure...
if you want it to be installed just with 1 cd you should choose a suitable profile during the installation. or just personalize your linux choosing the packages you want..

I got a lotta troubles with my onboard sound here..
I had to recompile the kernel and run after many things to get it up and running in Slackware..
Conectiva was kind of "plug and play" you know...
I just installed it and everything was ON.. sure that I love slackware as well

and you shouldn't stop because of difficulties.. you'll see how nice is feeling your evolution..
Old 02-06-2005, 03:07 PM   #3
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If you managed to install Debian, installing slack should be similar if not easier. And also this thing about package dependencis on RPM based distro is an old arguement coz you can use apt/synaptic, just like on Debian. There are also other distro specific package management tools that work in similar fashion to apt/synaptic.


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