Re: Slackware (was Re: [linux-dell-laptops] gentoo for power?)
- On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 12:29:01 -0600 (CST)
Richard Belshoff <rgb@...> wrote:
> (I'm also thinking about Debian - I tried Knoppix andIt can be done quite easily, but there is a bit of faffing
> thought it was great. And I've heard one can install the
> debian/knoppix system off the bootable CD somehow. Any
> thoughts on this?)
around to do afterwards, setting up partitions within
/etc/fstab, since it will only create a / partition during
the setup process.
I am currently installing Mepis from a bootable CD; this is
similar to Knoppix in that it provides you with Debian
[unstable] at the end of the process. IMHO it has a better
installer than Knoppix, and provides you with some nice
tools to tidy up wih afterwards. I think Knoppix defaults to
the stable tree.
If you want a neater install without all this extra work at
the end of it, you might want to look at Libranet. 2.7 is
available for free download, and 2.8 is available for ~ $50.
Again, you end up with Debian at the end of it, but it comes
with a nice installer plus the adminmenu.
If you really want to get down and dirty, you could of
course go for Debian Debian! ;o)
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to
catch up. - Steven Wright