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    (Original post by blueray)
    Wow slackware does my head in
    i think ill stick with kubuntu by far the most coolest in terms of looks features and you can use compiz as well
    I don't know what Compiz is, but you can achieve the same look on almost any distro by using KDE.

    I prefer fluxbox though, or did 7 years ago. Most probably because it was extremely lightweight and ran so smoothly on a really low spec laptop I had solely for Linux.
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    (Original post by Emor)
    Yeah, it's kind of silly. I was trying to edit the hosts file in some stupid way, can't really remember how tbh. I probably shouldn't have even attempted using sudo on mac os x if the operation I was trying to do wasn't allowed under normal user permissions.
    I've never really had a problem with sudo when it comes to using Linux really. The few times I've messed up I've always been able to undo the mistakes I've made.
    And okay ^_^. Probably better, for some reason though I just like running OS' not from a VM :P.



    Hehe awesome about the compatibility ^_^. And cool, Slackware's probably the most complex OS I've used really. Maybe in a year or two I'll install Gentoo...
    For me I gave it 1.5 GB RAM... I think(I have 3 GB RAM btw) and 20 GB HDD space, for the VM. You've probably taken this into account, but if you're using FAT 32 then it'll complain about files above 4 GB.
    If all you want is applications then 10-15 GB should be fine really. A full install takes up around 5-6 GB.
    On my dual-boot install it's only 20 GB too(I removed the VM) and I've never really felt the need for anything more, even though I'll occasionally download podcasts, tv shows, films and stuff and then delete them after watching.
    EMZ=]
    Ye I just gave it 1gb ram and 25gb HD space. I think I should be ok.
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    (Original post by Steph90)
    I don't know what Compiz is, but you can achieve the same look on almost any distro by using KDE.

    I prefer fluxbox though, or did 7 years ago. Most probably because it was extremely lightweight and ran so smoothly on a really low spec laptop I had solely for Linux.
    U should use ubuntu netbook edition then it looks good (i-want it on touch screen)
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    (Original post by Steph90)
    Ye I just gave it 1gb ram and 25gb HD space. I think I should be ok.
    Hehe, awesome . More than enough ^_^.
    Let us know how the install goes !
    EMZ=]
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    (Original post by blueray)
    U should use ubuntu netbook edition then it looks good (i-want it on touch screen)
    I started my slackware install less than 10 mins ago. The prompt now reads.. "Installing Package K" or something. So its not slow or hard at all.

    It took 2 mins to partition the drive and start the installation.

    And you were saying it does your head in :tongue:
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    (Original post by Emor)
    .......
    See above

    I was going to wait for after New Years day, but I'm not doing anything now so I thought I might aswell..
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    (Original post by Steph90)
    See above

    I was going to wait for after New Years day, but I'm not doing anything now so I thought I might aswell..
    Win ^_^. AFAIK, there's actually more packages after Z... .
    EMZ=]
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    (Original post by Emor)
    Win ^_^. AFAIK, there's actually more packages after Z... .
    EMZ=]
    Well its already installing Samba. Its going much quicker than I thought...

    I just checked the screen a min ago it said .. "Installing OpenSSL" lol, I just thought to myself... what the **** for?

    But thats what you get when you choose the easy way out. (Full Install)
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    (Original post by Steph90)
    Well its already installing Samba. Its going much quicker than I thought...

    I just checked the screen a min ago it said .. "Installing OpenSSL" lol, I just thought to myself... what the **** for?

    But thats what you get when you choose the easy way out. (Full Install)
    Yeah, I had a wtf face a couple of times during the install. I was browsing my package directory and some stuff installed is so obscure... Yet, it doesn't come with GNOME...
    EMZ=]
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    (Original post by Emor)
    Yeah, I had a wtf face a couple of times during the install. I was browsing my package directory and some stuff installed is so obscure... Yet, it doesn't come with GNOME...
    EMZ=]
    Its finished.. system rebooting now
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    (Original post by Steph90)
    Its finished.. system rebooting now
    Win ! I guess my estimation of 2-3 hours may have been slightly inaccurate(that or my computer and cd rom drive is just slow :P) xD.
    EMZ=]
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    Lol linux takes like 1 hour to install its normal???
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    (Original post by blueray)
    Lol linux takes like 1 hour to install its normal???
    Linux is just a kernal, every distribution will vary because it's down to the distribution developers(and the user in a lot of cases) how much is installed/not installed. It'd also vary how long it takes to install because different users have different hardware.
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    (Original post by blueray)
    Lol linux takes like 1 hour to install its normal???

    (Original post by Emor)
    Linux is just a kernal, every distribution will vary because it's down to the distribution developers(and the user in a lot of cases) how much is installed/not installed. It'd also vary how long it takes to install because different users have different hardware.
    EMZ=]
    I was suprised with how quick it was too. But I have 4gb ram & a blueray drive (dont know what speed off hand).

    I did a full install too.

    But I've faced my first problem - this is going to probably sound wierd, but i've double checked the ISO i've downloaded to make sure the MD5 matches etc. But there is no LILOconfig?

    Due to this the setup has totally skipped that part and I'm having trouble booting :-/ I think I'm going to have to create a boot disk or something and install & configure lilo
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    (Original post by Steph90)
    I was suprised with how quick it was too. But I have 4gb ram & a blueray drive (dont know what speed off hand).

    I did a full install too.

    But I've faced my first problem - this is going to probably sound wierd, but i've double checked the ISO i've downloaded to make sure the MD5 matches etc. But there is no LILOconfig?

    Due to this the setup has totally skipped that part and I'm having trouble booting :-/ I think I'm going to have to create a boot disk or something and install & configure lilo
    Have you tried booting into the install cd, then mounting whatever disk you installed / onto and then seeing if there's /etc/lilo.conf ? Then you could edit it manually maybe and run /sbin/lilo ?
    But that's a crappy error . I was fortunate enough for it too at least boot before any errors.
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    I use Linux for uni work and as a boot disc OS to access fooked hard disks etc., but I wouldn't use it as my main desktop OS; I just keep it in a VM. I found Ubuntu 10.10 to be pretty sluggish on my netbook compared to XP or Win7 and I don't like to spend half my life tweaking my OS these days.

    Bash (and the builtins) are about 1 million times better than the Windows command line though.
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    It would be my main OS of choice if I could run Photoshop on it
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    (Original post by Wookie42)
    It would be my main OS of choice if I could run Photoshop on it
    http://getsatisfaction.com/adobe/top...uite_for_linux
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    If only! Adobe like making overpriced software too much
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    (Original post by Emor)
    Have you tried booting into the install cd, then mounting whatever disk you installed / onto and then seeing if there's /etc/lilo.conf ? Then you could edit it manually maybe and run /sbin/lilo ?
    But that's a crappy error . I was fortunate enough for it too at least boot before any errors.
    EMZ=]
    Yeah well my thinking was to boot using the install drive. Find the Lilo install package on the dvd once its booted, copy it on the HD and install it manually. But its not happening for some reason.

    Pkgtool is not giving any error messages when installing, there is still no /etc/lilo.conf though.

    The Liloconfig file is not in /sbin/ like I think it should be. However, now when i type 'liloconfig' there isn't a 'not found' error, but it just doesn't do anything.

    Confused!
 
 
 
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