On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 08:04, Brian Durant wrote:
I am a relative Newbie to Linux and totally new to Debian and this list.
My first questions, which I hope aren't like the above subject, is how
closely related is Xandros (formerly Corel) to Debian? Is it close
I've never used Xandros, but I assume it's mostly the same except for
some customizing in the installer and 'desktop' department.
enough that list members wouldn't mind me posting problems to this list
or is that verbotten? I know that Debian has a long and honored
reputation of not including commercial software, but does that mean that
no attempt is made to support commercial products, for example getting
Win4Lin, Star Office or Codeweavers' Office and plug in products to run
For commercial software you can usually get good support from the
provider of that commercial software... that's what your paying for.
I've never used Win4Lin, but I know OpenOffice is working great for
debian, and it's also included in debian-main (unstable anyway).
Crossover also works perfectly.
At this time, I am trying to get a working Linux version installed on my
daughter's Fujitsu-Siemens Celvin EasyPC. This PC has no legacy serial
or parallel ports, supports USB 1.1 and like the iMac, comes without a
Should not be any problem... as long as it boots from cd-rom
built-in floppy drive. I have tried Mandrake PowerPack 9, SuSE 7.3 Pro
and Xandros 1. I have had problems with all of these with regards to
getting the SiS 900 Fast Ethernet driver (Ethernet built into
Get a debian (mini- or netinst-)cd and boot it with the 'bf24' option to
use a 2.4 kernel. The 2.4 kernels in debian support the sis900 out of
the box (I have them in my laptop and desktop systems)
motherboard) to work properly. As the computer is connected to our home
WAN/LAN, she hasn't been able to access the Internet or brows the
Intranet. I am now in the process of burning the Debian 3 rev1 CDs and
was wondering if there were any helpful comments or suggestions to any
of the above.
On the isolinux prompt enter 'bf24'