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    Can you recommend me a full-fledged distro that has a starting desktop(i have to select a different X server in DSL)
    EDIT: now my network controller stopped working and any linux cannot access anything thats in IDE secondary.

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    Can you recommend me a full-fledged distro that has a starting desktop
    It's recent and Debian Based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportcrazy60 View Post
    Can you recommend me a full-fledged distro that has a starting desktop(i have to select a different X server in DSL)
    EDIT: now my network controller stopped working and any linux cannot access anything thats in IDE secondary.
    simply MEPIS 8.5
    debian based KDE desktop, great community support at mepislovers dot org
    I think M 11 has gone alpha I know it is close but I like 8.5 and 8 in either 64 or 32 bit versions

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    But if debain and Debian based ubuntu fail. I'd want a distro thats not debian based(for once)

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    You could try PCLinuxOS which is based on Mandriva and is usually in the top 10 at distrowatch and has good support/forums.

    Same for Opensuse although you will probably need at least 1GB RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportcrazy60 View Post
    But if debain and Debian based ubuntu fail. I'd want a distro thats not debian based(for once)
    Sorry I misunderstood what you wanted, I do not have enough experience with other distro's to give solid advice. Check out fedora or mandriva through there respective communities. Good Luck

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    Sport,
    (1) You could try TinyCore Linux.
    I have been running it OK working on M$ XP partition daily.
    (2) Puppy Linux 4.3 was a custom core.
    Have been using Puppy 5.25 workng on M$ XP partition daily.
    (3) I have used Ubuntu on NTFS files for the last year.
    Not a single error. Use it daily.

    In this mix, I have to play with differing permission setups,
    but can always read/write to the NTFS partition.

    good luck.
    glene77is

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    I have now used this computer with M$ Windows a long time and just decided that I can't stand the M$ lag. And I now tried a brand new Ubuntu cd, I pressed"Install Ubuntu"( 11.10, was it Ocelot?, i don't remember the name) and it hanged. The disc has been used to do one successful install on a friend's computer. Does Mandriva have something like the "Ubuntu Software Center" where you can download apps?

    EDIT: Just tried Fedora, udevd error while at last part of livecd loading. I am thinking that this may havesomething to do with GNOME.
    Last edited by sportcrazy60; 10-29-2011 at 04:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportcrazy60 View Post
    Yes.
    Itgives the udevd worker (usually [65]) failed while handling (something)
    with ubuntu cd/dvd/wubi, the debian cd/dvd/win32loader.exe.
    No Linux flavor can access the disk drive.
    I swapped them so my hdds are in the primary ide(before that it was in secondary ide) i read somewhere that might help.I'll try win32loader again drom goodbye-microsoft.com.I'll message here if it gives me the udevd error.
    MAndriva hanged on the loading screen (woth the spinning thingy on bottom) I think it may be a kernel udev conflict as moksha said earlier (05-23-2011).

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