Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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RE: Clinton De Young
by Andrew on Mon 28th Oct 2002 21:00 UTC

Thanks. I tried to install Gentoo this weekend. I thought I had succeeded but I could not get networking going. I find this incredible because the utility included on the 'Live CD' configured it no problem.

I also know I included the module for the netcard I have when compiling the kernel.

Anyway I downloaded the CD's for SID last night. I am sure that a lot of your guide will apply. Thanks.

The reason why I am interested in investigating Gentoo and Debian is for the update process. I love the Apt Get and emerge concepts. Also they will force me to learn more of the workings of GNU/Linux.