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  • redhat

    1 9.09%
  • fedora core

    0 0%
  • suse

    0 0%
  • slackware

    2 18.18%
  • gentoo

    3 27.27%
  • debian

    1 9.09%
  • other

    4 36.36%
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    what kind of specs do you have runnign in the laptop?
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    ooh, the iso error, is probably something stupid that got curropted during download/burn, not taht you care, but for others, md5sum!!!
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    the laptop is pentium 2 233, with 32 megs of ram. 4 gb of hdd space, and a dead internal battery so the clock always resets

    I tried taking it apart to fix the internal battery, but couldn't find the stupd thing

    If i would add more ram, it wouldn't be too bad... but i only use it for a little bit of development and testing from time to time. And its hard to find smalll doses of laptop ram... i don't really think i need more than 128.

    Anyway, i downloaded tinySofa linux last night, it looks like it will hit the nail on the head for me. 350 megs with about everything i needed from knoppix and _no_ default desktop :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by qub333
    With the handbook, gentoo really isnt all that dificult, I actualy learned a ton when i installed it, like fdisk and how to compile my own kernel. But LFS (Linux From Scratch) has to be the most difficult to install, namly as you dont get to emerge system. Instead you compile and install every program manualy to quote some linux user whos sn i cannot rememeber 'its the ultimate for a linux geek'. I would love to try it, i think it sounds quite cool, but above my capabilities at the moment, but its a great goal for all of you entering the linux world without much aim besides 'learn linux' (that was mine for a while).

    and yet im still trying to figure out step 4 or some step like that

    so u told me to install linux on th hardest distro possible?!?!?! but im a n00b

    oh well, gota learn someday
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    For an experianced user I think that suse/mdk/rh are "harder" to isntall.. because you have the problem of all the silly newbie friendly aplications that mess up that config that you so lovinly created etc. gentoo on the other hand is a peice of cake.. you make a file and no silly aplication is going to come along and write its own over the top of it.

    now, when this little baby is released i think it will put an end to all the arguments such as "i love gentoo but its so hard to isntall"

    http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/releng...ller/index.xml

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    ooo ooo, that looks nice
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    really, the people that get all cought up in gentoo being impossible tried to shortcut or not read the handbook, you can folow it step by step and easily have a working distro. also, many of those that claim gentoos install to be so difficult havent actualy given it a real shot, not jsut booting live cd, but seriously trying to performing an install.
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    Gentoo has a very well handbook,so it is not that hard. LFS book is also clear enough. But it was very diffucult to install/use freebsd for me.
    after 2 days,i dumped it and reinstalled my Gentoo
    Have a nice day

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