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    Debian, The easy way!

    What Am I Talking About?
    Well, it is generally accepted that Debian is a pig to install. I admit that once it has been installed, it really is what Linux is all about; customisation, effortless updates, and a great distro-all-round. I have installed Debian with one line of coding needed, and within ten minutes, I had a fully functional desktop. So here is what I did.

    What You Need:
    - Knoppix > 3.3 (The live cd based distro modelled on Debian)

    Instructions:
    1.) Boot Knoppix from the cd.
    2.) Once it has booted, start up the console and type, "sudo knoppix-installer" (without the quotes).
    3.) Click install.
    4.) Follow the prompts.
    5.) Choose Knoppix like desktop.
    6.) Reboot the machine without CD
    Conclusion:
    There you have it, the easiest way to install Debian. Also, the great thing about this coming from Knoppix is that at boot-up, Linux auto-configures all devices for you, so adding hardware is even easier then before!


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    Sorry about the HTML tags, I accidently pressed submit rather then preview :lol:
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    Get 3.4 (most recent date) follow the instructions above. You will have the most recent or the previous as boot options.

    It just flat-out works, configures EVERYTHING!

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    Even better, choose the "Debian Style" system instead of the afore mentioned "Knoppix Like" system, as this will make the system a fully-fledged debian system. Users can be created, and settings work better! Thanks to Fatal Error for their input!
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    There is a new slackware based livecd out..... SLAX

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    I never have tried slackware before. Before I used Debian, I was always looking out for the newest and greatest Linux out there, which was usually Mandrake, SUSE, Fedora, you know the ones. But now, I have a great sense of fulfillment and I no longer am pursuing other distros. Is slackware any good? What benefits does it have over Debian? Personally, I don't bother with useability, because I can navigate Debian quite well.
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    Wanna try an easy Debian install?

    You have 2 new options.

    1: Try out Ian (as in Deb-IAN) Murdock's Progeny Componentized Linux port of Anaconda to Debian. http://platform.progeny.com/archives/000029.html

    2: Try out the beta version of the new Debian installer. I have gotten it working well with few problems. It's going to make installing Debian much easier than the current installer. Plus, you'd be helping the Debian project. They need feedback about the new software. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

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    I just tried to install Debian 3.0r2 the old fashioned way. A magazine over here in Australia came with a DVD with all 7cds worth of the installation on it. I chucked it in and gave it a whirl. Holy crap! I am glad that I have used Linux for a while now, otherwise I would have had no idea what to do! I can see why some people wouldn't bother giving it a go. A shame, really, it's such a great OS
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    http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016

    I know that it's for 3.0r1 but the installating is the same.

    Got me going with my first Debian installation a while back!

    Jamie

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    Slackware 10 was finally released this week! w00t! :w00t:

    There's an option to install with the 2.6 kernel. Tons of updates!

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