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Re: Booting Debian/testing fails

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 03:40:24PM -0500, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 10:04:00AM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 11:13:50AM -0500, Terrence Brannon wrote:
> > > On 2/2/07, Douglas Allan Tutty <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:
> > > >I don't suppose you have a grub-disk (floppy based.  Why doesn't someone
> > > >make a grub-stick?)?   From that you can run grub manually.
> > > 
> > > Well, from a user-level point of view, I have no interest in extended
> > > tinkering. If Gentoo did it right out of the box, why couldn't debian?
> > > 
> > > It's a shame because most of hte books at the bookstore are on debian
> > > linux. But I can't afford any more time on something that
> > > blankety-blank simple.
> > > 
> > > Don't reply to this. I'm blocking out this list from now on.
> > 
> > I'm curious. I've thought back over this thread and can't recall
> > (without digging through the archives) what happened here that might
> > have provoked this sort of response. 
> > 
> > I do recall that there was not a lot of good detailed information from
> > OP on the problem, but maybe I missed it. What are we, as a community
> > of trying-to-be-helpful users, doing to cause this reaction? It seems
> > to be happening more and more, though maybe I'm new enough to not see
> > the pattern properly. Clearly this guy is upset, frustrated, but to
> > block out the list that's supposed to be trying to help is
> > disturbing. 
> > 
> I think that some of the problem may be a function of becoming, dare I
> say it, main stream?  It used to be, people would just do windows since
> to them it was the only OS and it came with the box (so why change).
> Now people, for a variety of reasons (macs change archetecture, problems
> with constantly paying for new MS stuff, whatever), people who before
> wouldn't consider a *N*X are doing so.  And they're not prepared.  

so in other words... its a good thing! 


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