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Old 10-14-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
MrInept
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Hello from Melbourne, Australia


Well after a very long and confusing debian install, i've finally got my first decent dual boot set up going. I was procrastinating about my studies (i'm a uni student) and thought the perfect way to do that would be to install linux on the small 20GB slave drive.

First I did it with the debian net inst, and then realised that i needed to download a program to use the cable internet which was impossible (you might be seeing the paradox) so then i just d/led the first two cd's of the distro and away i went.

The first day I was using it thinking how hard it was, then i went to bed thinking that it was actually perfectly logical, then i woke up and realised it was both.

Anyway I'm just using it as a desktop thing, so far i'm very impressed with how customisable it is. And using debians apt-get function is so cool. you just download whatever you want and its all free.

The reason i joined this forum is cos there was a very useful answer by a member (who's name i think was spike) about installing .deb files.

Anyway the short story is: Hi all!
 
Old 10-14-2005, 11:57 PM   #2
MrInept
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by the way is there any info i need to add to my profile?
 
Old 10-15-2005, 12:30 AM   #3
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welcome!
 
Old 10-15-2005, 03:14 PM   #4
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Welcome! You don't have to fill anything in your profile. On the other hand, showing your distribution is a good idea when you ask a question and forget to write about your distro
 
Old 10-16-2005, 09:30 AM   #5
MrInept
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Have i done that?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 12:28 PM   #6
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Yes. It's a good help. Good luck with LQ and Linux in general!
 
  


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