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Old 06-17-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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Question what distro ?

Hi all !
I tried some distros and i`m kinda pi**ed off.... let me explain:
- gentoo running nice on my lap, but since i tested 2006 it seems to forget some setings after i chroot, the new docs still contain some error...
- centos it ends in kernel panic after yum update (the keyboard LEDs blinking)
- FC thank you, no...
- SUsE : suse is for my terms too proprietary...
- mandrivia : Hey, i want to use a linux, not a windows
- Slackware : basicaly intresting, but too bad that they dont support grub
- kubuntu : hum... not really my taste
- debian : nice, but too old, still having problems to replace XFREE86 with Xorg

If you are like me, out of ideas, then i will use some scientific linux (based on RH) at last... i checked the one or other sourcecode-based distro, but no one has such a good support as gentoo does.
Otherwise, please be free to make me other suggestions .
Thank you in advance

Old 06-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by an0maly
- Slackware : basicaly intresting, but too bad that they dont support grub
Yeah, LILO is the default, but you can still install GRUB if you want. It's in the "extra" directory (on any Slackware mirror, under the release directory, or on CD 4 I think), so you can install it and use it if you want.
Old 06-17-2006, 11:07 AM   #3
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Like Nylex said, it shouldn't be too difficult to install grub on slackware if that's the only thing holding you back.

debian : nice, but too old, still having problems to replace XFREE86 with Xorg
Which version of Debian were you using? I know the three versions have different levels of stability but I haven't used it, so I don't know exactly what's in each one.

Another distro that might be worth checking out is Arch. I've really been impressed since I started using it a few months ago.
Old 06-17-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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I agree with mcmillan and suggest you give Arch a try:

It's a bit like Slackware and a bit like Gentoo, but without the long source compile times associated with Gentoo. It has a very nice little package manager, appropriately called "pacman".


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