|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 27, 2002, 7:44|
En riponse ` Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>:
> Debian is probably (of all the distros out there) the most
> intimidating to
> install, because it still uses a text-mode installer (the pretty GUI
> however, is slated to be in the next release).
Well, text-mode installing is not too frightening for me, although I do prefer
However, if you go slow,
> carefully, and follow the directions (which are large because they are
> _exhaustive_), you shouldn't have any problems. The good news is that
> you will
> only need to install Debian once. From then on, upgrades are a piece of
> with apt-get.
Good to know.
> Will you start with Woody (stable) or Sarge/Sid (testing/unstable,
> at this point, there isn't much difference between them)?
Wow! I don't intend to install Linux anytime soon! As I said, I first want to
buy a second hard drive which will be completely devoted to Linux, while my
first hard drive will stay devoted for Windows (I don't even know if it's
possible, but I don't want to do it otherwise :)) ), and I'm not gonna buy this
second hard drive soon (we still have to pay our TV and washing machine :)) ).
So by the time I'll install Linux Sarge will be an old distribution ;))) .
If you need
> If someone less technical was trying to install Debian, I'd be a
> nervous. But if you can handle LaTeX, it should be a breeze. :)
Well, it's more that I dare do things in LaTeX that I wouldn't dare with
anything else, for the simple reason that it cannot hurt. But installing
wrongly a new operating system *could* hurt. That's one of the reasons I want
to have it installed on another drive: I want Linux to be physically separated
from Windows, so that neither can create a problem to the other (I'm probably a
bit paranoid, but there's also the other reason which is the fact I want to
keep the full hard drive I have now for Windows :)) ).
I wonder if it's possible to have Linux installed on another physical drive...
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.