[Cialug] Distro choice? Was: Reloaded Debian
crouse at usalug.net
Wed Jan 28 14:53:43 CST 2009
I would agree wholeheartedly with Nathan,
or if you have a 64-bit machine
This is the "Alternate" install iso, and for me, it's ALWAYS worked
better than the fancier one ;)
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Nathan C. Smith <nathan.smith at ipmvs.com> wrote:
> These may be things you already know:
> You might want to try using the Ubuntu desktop alternate install. It installs with a command line, and will sometimes work where the GUI install will not.
> Also, at the CD boot screen press f4 and you can change installation type. You can choose a graphics-safe install which sometimes works better on laptops until you get the base system loaded.
> I've had issues with some Ubuntu installs myself lately and found Debian will work where Ubuntu doesn't seem to - at least at first.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org
>> [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf Of Tom Sellers
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 2:04 PM
>> To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
>> Subject: Re: [Cialug] Distro choice? Was: Reloaded Debian
>> Actually I had tried to go with Ubuntu 8.04 from the
>> beginning per a suggestion from Josh More. However, I was
>> never able to get it to load on this laptop. I actually
>> tried to install it again before re-installing Debian 4 this
>> time and had the same issue. I ran the media check and it
>> did not find any issues with the CD that I have. Not sure
>> what that is all about but it does not work.
>> I also tried to load Opensuse 11.0 on this laptop as well and
>> it hangs up before completing the installation as well.
>> I suspect that the laptop is old enough that there may be
>> some hardware issue with being compatible with Ubuntu and
>> Opensuse. Unfortunately I don't have any other hardware to
>> install on so I am somewhat limited. Based on what I had
>> read in the past I thought that Linux was able to run on
>> older hardware without any issues. I guess that is not
>> necessarily the case.
>> I'll just try to make do with Debian for the time being even
>> though it may be a bit more difficult.
>> I'd be happy to let someone try to install from my CD to
>> something to verify that it works or doesn't!
>> --- On Wed, 1/28/09, Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org> wrote:
>> > From: Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org>
>> > Subject: [Cialug] Distro choice? Was: Reloaded Debian
>> > To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
>> > Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 1:22 PM
>> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Tom Sellers
>> > <tomsellers2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > > If I don't install anything after the reload and
>> > browse to the www.kcci.com site I get a box with "Click
>> > here to download plugin" in the middle. You are
>> > correct that I can browse the rest of the page without any
>> > seeming problems. It is just missing something that I would
>> > normally see when using a Windows browser to visit this
>> > site.
>> > >
>> > > Is this what you mean?
>> > >
>> > Hi, Debian is not well known to be the most "easy to
>> > get your feet
>> > wet" with distribution. If you don't mind me
>> > tossing out a biased
>> > suggestion, I'd like to suggest trying out Ubuntu.
>> > It's closely
>> > related to Debian and makes a lot of the common "new
>> > to LInux" tasks
>> > quite easy. Pretty much all of the software you can use on
>> > Debian is
>> > available for Ubuntu since Ubuntu pulls from debian every
>> > few months.
>> > As a matter of fact, numerous Debian developers are
>> > employed by
>> > Canonical, the sponsors of Ubuntu. It also has some partner
>> > software
>> > from vendors such as vmware, adobe and sun so things like
>> > java, flash
>> > and etc. installation is quite easy.
>> > Just an idea.
>> > --
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