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Old 12-16-2017, 07:45 AM   #16
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The winner is freebsd as of now. AFAIK it should support binary nvidia-driver blob. MY gpu is hardwired without INTEL gpu.

Second one which I made the efforts to ask some questions:

Artix = ARch linux without evil SYSTEMD
https://forum.artixlinux.org/index.php/topic,304.0.html

I asked a few questions there.

As I have a 1TB HDD in my second SATA slot in my notebook, I will try freebsd first. No idea if Freebsd can handle lvm2 + luks.

I'll try one after another on my 1 TB hdd.

Those install documentation, regardless where I looked are all incomplete. No details are given on lvm2 support, no details are given on how it looks, feels like and such. Most of the time it says, follow the installer

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Old 12-16-2017, 09:10 AM   #17
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Void - lean, mean, fast, binary, rolling release, no systemd infection.
 
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:14 PM   #18
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Freebsd does not create any valid UEFI boot entries. I fidled around for 4 hours. AT least 7 run through the installer. I asked here for advise. Freebsd looks like slackware 96, or suse 6.2, or very old redhat. that is not a bad thing

I give slackware a try now . => slackware64-14.2-install-dvd.iso
Back to slackware. I used slackware 96 in the past. I still have the discs and case. August 1996 yay

edit: Slackware install docs are more comfortable for myself. When I have to do partioning and such myself now.

I hope they offer grub2. I do not want to work again with LILO. I used Lilo, but that was with suse 6.2, a very long time ago. If not I will extract the boot data and use sysrescue-cd to enforce grub2

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Old 12-16-2017, 03:17 PM   #19
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This wasn't said openly and maybe doesn't need to be but FreeBSD is not Linux. You can install grub2 in FreeBSD but I have never tried. When I ran FreeBSD as a desktop, I never had another OS to boot so never installed a boot loader and just let FreeBSD boot itself. I do not have a UEFI system so can't speak to that.
 
Old 12-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #20
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AS told in the other topic in the FREEBSD area.

Summary: There is something on the disc. IT does not boot regardless of the UEFI settings.
I did not get any helpful replies in the FREEBSD area except read the manual. Which is also fine.

The slackware DVD iso, named above, could chainload the freebsd. It booted but spammed the "init 3" screen, aka login screen, with ntp errors. The keyboard was barely working, there was a big delay and it won't let me login.

I refer to the other topic where I posted a guy with the same hardware but older FREEBSD with same symptoms.

It is most likely FREEBSD does not allow booting from UEFI with current installers. MY question was if the FREEBSD installer allow to boot from UEFI.

The asus g75vw hardware is like a dinosaur. Quite old and dated. No excuse on no hardware or software support for the BIOS.

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I rule FREEBSD out because two guys responed but could not really say, hey guy, FREEBSD does not work with UEFI. Fact that's it. E.g. the gentoo minimal cd does not work with UEFI. that is the same!

Freebsd has an excellend handbook. Clearly written. I like that they stick to the basics. I could read it on SAMSUNG SM-T580 tablet quite well in google chrome. Well formatted. Well written.

The bootloader, the exotic File system from a gentoo user perspective, makes it a bit harder.

Also the claims, that freebsd only allow read support for ext4. Ext4 is defacto standard these days.
another freebsd topic claims read and write support for ext4.

i am a bit remembered to the ntfs read / write issue in gentoo. ntfs-3g fixed that but still is a nasty hack. it needs fuse.
 
Old 04-21-2018, 11:01 PM   #21
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:04 PM   #22
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I'm looking for an alternative for gentoo
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-4175610035/

:hattip :
 
Old 04-23-2018, 07:48 AM   #23
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Please do not necro bump old threads.

Marked as solved: Won't fix, as mostly any distribution is flawed. I'm still using gentoo.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 05:00 PM   #24
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Sorry if this is sort of off-topic and necro-bumping! (unsubscribe if it is an issue)

The original post seams to touch on something that I perceived to be a downfall, or potential downfall for the Gentoo distro. It is the support forum itself. I am not really fond of a lot that goes-on on the forum. If I stay in the tech support part of the forums it is not too bad. I do have to remind myself not to go off-topic and to bite my tongue if I feel myself straying off a purely tech-support topic.

The "off the wall" (the off-topic, non-tech) sub-forum is in my opinion a disaster and I have self-banned from that sub-forum. I am ashamed that I wasted my time researching and posting to the "off the wall" sub-forum.

I'm not sure I would suggesting leaving Gentoo. There are other ways to get back on, you would gust have to remember to stick of only tech discussions and not post anything that would antagonized the other people on the forum.
 
  


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