[ILUG] Which Distro ?
daledunlea at commergy.com
Wed Oct 6 11:31:47 IST 2004
> Well I was thinking of doing a stage1 install of gentoo
> because I really like the idea of custom compiling for my
> particular machine and I want to learn as much as I can about
> linux, so, being honest compiliation time doesn't really
> matter to me. I was even thinking of trying to use distCC to
> get my other machine to help cut down compilation time (it
> runs OpenBSD 3.5). I would like to try ubuntu at some stage
> but for the moment I going to stay with one of the mainstream
> distros. (I plan to build a LFS system someday.) Anything
> else I should be considering ?
Be careful. Check your bios. I did my first Gentoo intstall ever on
Friday night. And I had a distinct lack of CDRs at the time. Some BIOS
versions don't support the gentoo live CD format. My laptop was fine
with it, but the desktop wouldn't even consider it. In the end I had to
boot off another rescue CD, install Smart Boot Manager
[http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm] and dick about with various other
things. First time in quite a while that I wished I had a floppy drive.
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