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Old 09-13-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Post Where to get a "pre-broken" Linux distribution?


I want to be able to get a Linux distro that is broken. i.e. one that has problems or doesn't work after it is installed or run live. You know, maybe have some grub config problems, apt problems maybe, I just want to get a distribution that doesn't work. Where do I get one like that?
 
Old 09-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #2
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Oh yea, I'd go to Distrowatch and search for "Our distro guaranteed broken after install!".

Sarcasm aside, why do you think such a thing would be available? And why might you want it?
 
Old 09-13-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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i broke ubuntu 14.04 after trying to install ATI drivers. sigh
 
Old 09-13-2014, 06:06 PM   #4
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You could choose ext2 as the filesystem, and pull the power plug mid-update and create such a thing. I guess it depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Trying to benchmark the latest windows against a broken linux distro from ten years ago?
 
Old 09-13-2014, 06:17 PM   #5
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Download any one and install the one where the md5sum does not match up.
 
Old 09-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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There was a distro intended for teaching purposes where all the software was guaranteed to be buggy alpha-test versions, many with serious security problems. Unfortunately, I can't remember or trace it.

As for one which won't install or run, I've met a few of those: Absolute, aLinux, Frugalware, Kwort, Source Mage, and Toorox were all a mess, although some may have cleaned up their act. The last time I tried aLinux, for example, the installer didn't work. The two (!) users at the forum reported it and the sole developer apologised: he hadn't tested it before releasing the new version!
 
Old 09-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #7
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take some of these
http://www.windows7-downloads.de/win...-download-link
 
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Old 09-15-2014, 02:25 AM   #8
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A broken distribution probably does not exist, but there are distributions out there used to test security and check vulnerability levels.

Outside of this are unmaintained distributions with out of date packages and no support.
 
Old 09-15-2014, 02:45 AM   #9
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Get an old version of Ubuntu 64 bit and try install it on a 32 bit machine.
 
Old 09-15-2014, 03:00 AM   #10
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run this on your machine dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1G there you go
 
Old 09-15-2014, 08:03 PM   #11
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what beastiality!


I would appreciate if you stopped the nonsense with pointless
images; this isn't your facebook page, this is a serious and
well respected Linux support site. I deleted both of your posts.
 
Old 09-15-2014, 08:24 PM   #12
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Every distro has bugs. Look for them.
 
  


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