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I started off with Knoppix hard drive installs--choosing the "Debian style" option. It's kind of quirky, but it's a great way to get started with Linux. The main problem is ...
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- 05-10-2006 #11
I also played around with Mepis, which is also Debian based. But before long I figured...why not just try the "real thing"? I switched over to Debian, and never turned back. With "true" Debian, though, the initial setup is NOT as easy as with Knoppix or Mepis.
(Actually, I sort of started with Mandrake, but didn't stick with that very long and gave up on Linux altogether for a while.)Isaac Kuo, ICQ 29055726 or Yahoo mechdan
- 05-20-2006 #12
How do the packages get out of date? I've ran Kanotix installed for almost two yrs now with few problems. And those were Sid issues.
Doing a Debian netinstall is very easy. I would say give it a try. Never installed Knoppix myself, but I do keep a copy on hand.
The new Kanotix installer is even a GUI. I run it on my laptop and in vmplayer on my desktop.
- 06-08-2006 #13
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hi all, i recently got knoppix 5, and installed it to hd, it works perfectly for me, i did have to do a re-install because my colour depth was too high the only thing is how do you do custom resolutions? i installed kde, and it runs at 1128x768 (or similar) when it should run at my tft reso of 1280x720, thanks