Re: Article: Debian's Daunting Installation
Stuart Krivis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I did write to Linuxworld and said that I thought the article by
> Barr was unfair. I pointed out what I felt were the flaws, and
> suggested how it could have been done better. The editor thanked me
> and said that my comments were being forwarded to the author. (I got
> the impression that other people submitted comments that went into a
> blackhole because they were abusive.)
I wrote directly to the author and told him:
|On Thu, 05 Oct 2000 19:11:56 Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
|> Dear Sir,
|> I just read your article about the difficulties of installing Debian.
|> While I do agree that it is not the easiest installation out there, I
|> suggest that next time you decide to write an article about it you use
|> the *stable* distribution to install. When installing the *unstable*
|> distribution you should expect rough going here and there.
|> Also, reading the install documentation might explain a few of the eye
|> brow raisers you comment on. The Debian installation process is very
|> flexible and various parts can be installed from different media. You
|> just happened to have everything on CD-ROM. I routinely install from
|> a few floppies and get the rest over the net.
|> BTW, that 2.2.17 kernel is now the default kernel of the Debian 2.2
|> distribution, so your ethernet card should be supported now. As an
|> aside, the installer has been to summer school so you might want to
|> give it another try.
To which I got the following reply:
| Hi, Olaf
| Thanks for your note. See my column next week when I share
| my experiences with the latest "official" version of potato.
| See ya,
| Joe Barr
Olaf Meeuwissen Epson Kowa Corporation, Research and Development