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Old 02-20-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
Dan Angelescu
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Which linux do I need ?


Hi,

I need an advice.

I need a linux distro who provides the following:
1) Has an partitioner who can resize fat , ntfs ,ext* , .....filesystems.
2) Has an excellent hardware support
3) The installer can install console or graphic mode
4) The updating can be done via console
5) In console can be configured internet via: static IP , DHCP , PPPOE and preferably to have support for USB modems.

The question is :
What distro do you recommend?

Thanks a lot !
 
Old 02-20-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dan Angelescu View Post
Hi,

I need an advice.

I need a linux distro who provides the following:
1) Has an partitioner who can resize fat , ntfs ,ext* , .....filesystems.
2) Has an excellent hardware support
3) The installer can install console or graphic mode
4) The updating can be done via console
5) In console can be configured internet via: static IP , DHCP , PPPOE and preferably to have support for USB modems.

The question is :
What distro do you recommend?

Thanks a lot !
Debian.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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Every major distro can do what you want.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 09:03 AM   #4
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Can debian installer resize partitions ?
 
Old 02-20-2010, 09:05 AM   #5
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Can debian installer resize partitions ?
AFAIK no installer can do this.
Resize them before installing, using gparted on a live cd
 
Old 02-20-2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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The graphical installers of Fedora and OpenSuSE have an option to "resize your Windows partitions and create a default layout", though there's a custom button and you can do whatever you like.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 10:25 AM   #7
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distro

hlo,

I would recommend PCLinuxOS (I only would have to research if it's possible to do a console-install), but I think you just have to find a distro that fits YOU.
Maybe you've used it already, but a site like distrowatch can really help you.

And test some distro's (live-cd, /-usb, ... : no risk!)


Every linux has the same basis (kernel... ), but some of them always have the latest software (with their bugs), while others uses a little older packages with less bugs...
And there are many other differences between them (global control center, ............................. )

Success

RuBeN

Last edited by rubentje1991; 02-20-2010 at 10:26 AM.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 10:45 AM   #8
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Every linux has the same basis (kernel...)
2 rubentje1991: let me remind you that linux IS a kernel.
so this question should be titled better as "what distro do I need".
I guess Debian should be good. Updating/managing netconnections can be done in console in almost any distro.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 09:13 AM   #9
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hlo,

indeed, you're right

linux = kernel
and distributions are what some (without knowledge of it) think of is linux

But sometimes, an error is made fast... (although you basically know it's wrong)

Thanks for correction

RuBeN

PS sorry, little bit off-topic
 
  


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