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CHAT: Debian

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 > installer, > however, is slated to be in the next release).
Well, text-mode installing is not too frightening for me, although I do prefer GUI installing. However, if you go slow,
> read > 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 > cake > with apt-get.
Good to know.
> Will you start with Woody (stable) or Sarge/Sid (testing/unstable, > although > 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
> any help, > feel free to email me. Or check out your local LUG (Linux User Group) > at >
> If someone less technical was trying to install Debian, I'd be a > littler > 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... Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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