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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:26 pm    Post subject: Newbie installation suggestion Reply with quote

What LINUX distro would ya suggest. for a newbie.. who doesnt know to create partitions using fdisk and doesnt want to go through the command line interface as in gentoo... where u have to mount make filesystem and all that crap??
Knoppix or SUSE?? or any other smaller distro?? where everything is done by the installer a la windows installation ???
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are a TOTAL newbie knoppix.. the reasons are:

1.) you cant damage the OS because it is read only (runs off a cd)
2.) configures everythig for u
3.) u can install to hd to mess around (installation takes less than 10 mins

or Mandrake..

nearly automatic, it does autodetect everything
redhat is basically the same as mandrake
suse same idea
fedora based on red-hat
Lycoris, college linux....

there are loads... the easy ones are above

but tbh, id learn gentoo, u cant get any better than gentoo :D
just do a stage3 following the guide - ull soon think "oh that was easy"
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the gentoo install is not as difficult as you might think at first glance. as long as you can read / follow the instructions verbatim you will succeed however you may want to try ubuntu linux which has a gui installer and is based on gentoo if you want a distro that is automagically setup for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ubuntu
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ubuntu. you still have to do some partitioning, but if it is the only os on the box, you almost cannot do anything wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hayl wrote:
you may want to try ubuntu linux which has a gui installer and is based on gentoo if you want a distro that is automagically setup for you.


Ubuntu is a Debian-based distro, not Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should have been posted in Off The Wall. Also, there are almost certainly existing threads already covering this.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hayl wrote:
the gentoo install is not as difficult as you might think at first glance. as long as you can read / follow the instructions verbatim you will succeed however you may want to try ubuntu linux which has a gui installer and is based on gentoo if you want a distro that is automagically setup for you.


ubuntu is debian-based, i guess you meant vida-linux
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from IG (not about Gentoo).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ups, moderator clash :)
Moved to dups in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-264343.html
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