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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:41 am    Post subject: Debian vs. Slack Reply with quote

I have a POS laptop i need to put LINUX on and it doesn't look like its gonna be able to compile gentoo. Its a K6 so i can't use a stage 3 iso, so i think i'm goanna have to go w/ another distro. :cry: I narrowed it down to those. Which is better? If ther are others i should try tell me. I tried BSD, but it wouldn't talk to my netcard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah -- read this thread. I've gotten Gentoo to run on a Pentium with 24 MB of RAM.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats all too much trouble. Plus NFS isn't working on my 'big box.' Anyway, this is only a temporary solution until FreeBSD 5 comes out with (hopefully) better PCMCIA support.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need NFS; scp, Samba, even ftp could all work.

And then you'd have Gentoo... come on, you know you like Gentoo. :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

both great distro's, slackware just released 8.1, so I'd go with that, apt-get is GREAT but awfull outdated :(
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of this morning slack had dl'd debian ahd failed. I installed slack. It sucks comapred to gentoo, but the machine does what it needs to and i didn't have to spend a week(which i don't have) building it. Its not my com anyway :). Well, its getting FreeBSD 5 when its out.

Do any of y'all know how to lower the timeout in LILO?
Yes i know grub's better, but it already installed LILO.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
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