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Re: UNIX and ease of use

On Wed, Mar 04, 1998 at 10:12:42AM +0100, Joost Kooij wrote:
> On 3 Mar 1998, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > 3.  Hammer on the installation disks, so they work *everywhere*.  It's
> > > really frustrating when someone is forced to go with another
> > > distribution because our boot disks don't work.
> > 
> > This I've never seen, except on laptops.
> There _have_ been various reports of failing bootdisks. Certain Adaptec
> controllers spring to mind. Laptops are another problem altogether,
> because they often have unsupported video chipsets as well.

Some of the standard 2.0.29 and 2.0.30 kernels were rebooting
during startup on my machine, including boot disks. I haven't tried
them recently to check. The buzz boot disks lock up on a pretty straight
forward machine I built recently, probably due to hardware probes
killing NE2000 etc.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
Latest Debian packages at ftp://ftp.rising.com.au/pub/hamish. PGP#EFA6B9D5
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