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Re: spawn of debian: choosing a live-boot CD distro

On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 06:54:04PM -0500, Will Trillich wrote:
> ultimately what we're after is a debian-based install that does
> server functions (email, web, database) that has GOOD DETECTION
> ROUTINES at install, such as
> 	knoppix
> 	morphix
> 	lilbranet
> 	mepis
> 	xandros
> any opinions on using these to detect hardware, install, and
> serve, serve, serve?
> we have direct experience with knoppix and morphix -- both have
> good hardware detection, but insist on installing all kinds of
> desktop/gui stuff.
> trying to get a woody (or sarge, for that matter) up and running
> on our raid server was a morass wed on't want to try again soon.
> morphix detected everything, we installed, and then set runlevel
> 2 to NOT launch any X apps.
> isn't there a cleaner way without having to be a brilliant
> hardware guru?
Hi Will,
have you checked out the debian-installer? This is what has been in the
works. You may also want to check out 'bonzai linux' or the mini-knoppix

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