Roberto Sanchez wrote:
Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote: [SNIP]Goodbye XP. Box is pure Debian now (7 partitions with various flavors of Debian, overdoing it really ;-) )Hugo.Congrats. And yes, 7 flavours of Debian on one machine is overkill :-) -Roberto
This brings up a favorite topic, that I frankly do not see discussed (because it is spurious? because I missed it? ;-0 ), namely:
What is a *good* sysadmin database that records all actions and reasons of the admin, with roadmap? I use notebooks, files, html, (example attached)
All to no avail!As you will notice: it lacks a *roadmap*! And it is hard to figure it out in hindsight, but all partitions had a good reason.
1. (No flames, please) The overriding meta-reason is Debian's unique ability to super fine-tune a system.
2. And my (personal) observation that all (my?) systems grow with hard-to-discover reasons and lose the original fine-tune, regardless of my records that I keep. So I start again from where I was or with a new idea (like *Backstreet Ruby*).
3. And my (personal) desire not to burn bridges behind me (Debian-wise: XP is going).
*That* is the origin of the maze (no offense David! ;-) ).Good example: I have gone various times to Woody from rescue+root diskettes. Left it for testing (or unstable? Who knows!) because of lack of libxft2 for Mozilla (but did I know of the backport now avail? Who knows!) But never from Woody CD's (I have the Potato CD's - used them too, for what? Who knows!) So now I am belatedly (because the new ISP allows me to stay up for more than 8 hrs and wvdial redial somehow did not restart wget - but what did I really try? Who knows!) I am downloading the Woody CD's to try a Woody system that only does the security updates. Why? It avoids the dist-upgrade hassle of sid/sarge and also the apt-get install process and uses the CD's only *with* Backstreet Ruby. It will be a "Woody Fine-Tune".
Anyway. That's about the defense. :-) Hugo.Title: Debian Sarge HDB6 with Backstreet Ruby!
|XP||CD||To be scratched|
|hda6||Kernel 2.4.21 with Backstreet Ruby||Woody CD||From Sid 3/23/2003 to Sarge until 9/26 Ruby|
|hda8||Kernel 2.2.20||scratch(?)||From Woody 1/17/2002 to Sid 3/23/2003|
|hdb1||Knoppix 3.2 Remastered||.||Knoppix|
|hdb5||FAT||.||FAT copy of old 6GB disk|
|hdb6||Kernel 2.4.22 with Backstreet Ruby w.o /home + /root||scratch||Current|
|hdb7||Kernel 2.6.0 with Backstreet Ruby||Sarge CD||Trying 2.6.0|
|hdb8||Storage for partimages||.||Storage|
|hdb9||Kernel 2.4.22 with Backstreet Ruby w.o /home + /root||Sarge CD||Orig 2.4.22 Ruby|
|hdb10||Kernel 2.4.22 with Backstreet Ruby w.o /home + /root||Sarge CD||Remaster 2.4.22 Ruby|
|hdb13||Kernel 2.4.22 with Backstreet Ruby w.o /home + /root||scratch||testbed|
This covers the activity for HDB6.
It is was generated from the rescue + root diskettes.