Re: I'm face Few problem , need suggestion
H. S. wrote:
Satyajit Das wrote:
Just today I entire this world and also in Linux world.
By "this world" I would assume the newsgroup world and *this* world in
welcome to Linux world!
I'm single user.
I collect Debian 3.0 beta , total 8 CD's .
After struggle 4 days("dselect" very difficult for newbies) I
Oh boy. I can understand that. I went through the same thing myself a
few weeks ago. But then I was not new to the world of Linux so it didn't
take me 4 days :) But I agree, the installation routine of Debian is
hideous. Delusions of grandeur must be over and the routine *must* be
vastly improved and made easier if Debian want to live up to people's
I think before you start parroting the same thing 1,000's before you
have griped about I would like to at least present some of my personal
findings in the last 4 months.
I have been trying to work with the installation process of SuSE 8.2 and
RedHat 9.0. Mostly SuSE8.2.
My impression is that it is very GUI oriented.
It is also easy to miss something that might otherwise be important.
Especially if you have hardware that isn't auto-detected by their
installation process. If you miss it, it's very hard to fix it.
As for installations, SuSE was pretty quick (45-60 minutes) to get
started and then another 3 hours on rpm unpacking.
After that things go downhill fast. Configuring SuSE to your *specific
and unique* needs is very difficult. If you configure to their
expectations you will not be too disappointed. But there are shortcomings.
As for Debian.
Check out the new sarge installer. I was amazed!!!
The entire installation process to about 10 minutes following by hours
of deb package download and install.
Using the sarge installer in it's default configuration I was able to
get all my hardware detected and working with the exception of ide-scsi
for my cd-burner. I considered it trivial and didn't look into it at
Using the sarge installer in it's network install configuration never
worked, but then again it's not released.
The sarge installer is not "GUI" in the sense that you expect it to be.
It's so damn effecient, fast, effective, and to-the-point that a GUI
would actually be a stumbling block because it would uneccesarily tie up
resources drawing pretty pictures when it should be installing ASAP.
I will solidly admit that the SuSE GUI installer looks pretty.
But you don't really give a rip about looks if it takes longer or has
other problems. If that's how you really feal about it the either
reconsider Windows (very pretty), design your own front end for Debian,
or check out the other distributions (Knoppix and Libranet) if you must.
But I really was very impressed with the performance that I
experienced on the pre-released nightly build of the sarge-installer.
The potential is there to have a really great installer far better than
the commercial distributions.
It's a great advance and some really great work.