Re: [OT, FLAME] Linux Sucks
The debian installation process is loaded with surprises that forces the
inexperienced to make critical decisions that can make or break the
installation. If there was documentation that describes what to expect
and the options, it should improve the chances of a good installation.
Current installation documentation doesn't provide that kind of
The help that's provided during the installation helps a little but if
more detailed information
is available before starting the installation, that help wouldn't be
needed and the installation
could be mapped out beforehand with a better chance at success.
Personally I found that starting with Mandrake was good - the install of
8.0 gave me headaches configuring X11xxx but the handbook that came with
the disks was OK to get the learning curves smoothed out.
Debian install came next, using net install and two floppies. The HOWTO
was printed out and read several times, as well as the references to apt
and dselect. That done, I found the install pretty smooth. X gave me
problems again - I still do not know which mouse I have, but PS/2 seems
to work. Trial and error took 2 evenings to get the screen working.
<sigh> Just like Mandrake.
Brian F. Walker
Registered Linux User 270078