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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2009, 01:14:02 am »
I've tried Debian before.  I didn't work as smoothly as Ubuntu right away, and since I didn't have any reason to try it other than curiosity, I gave up on it rather quickly.  I'm sure it's just as nice in most ways, though. :)

If that's an issue, he can safely take Slackware off of his list.

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2009, 03:00:20 am »
I've tried Debian before.  I didn't work as smoothly as Ubuntu right away, and since I didn't have any reason to try it other than curiosity, I gave up on it rather quickly.  I'm sure it's just as nice in most ways, though. :)

If that's an issue, he can safely take Slackware off of his list.

haha, that's kind of why i recommended against slackware in the first place. :)

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2009, 02:11:45 am »
My favorite distribution is Gentoo, which is a fork off of Debian. I've been using it since they forked, and had been using Debian before that. If you're not willing to do a lot of reading, and spend a lot of time compiling everything (including the compiler), then don't bother, though. :)

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2009, 03:43:28 am »
My favorite distribution is Gentoo, which is a fork off of Debian. I've been using it since they forked, and had been using Debian before that. If you're not willing to do a lot of reading, and spend a lot of time compiling everything (including the compiler), then don't bother, though. :)

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2009, 03:34:58 pm »
Well when I get time (which will probably be Thanksgiving now. Bleh.) I'll probably throw Ubuntu+XP on there. Thanks for the help guys!

I wonder what iago will say on the subject though.. *awaits his arrival*
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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2009, 05:03:55 pm »
Dumb question:

Does Ubuntu come with LiLo or will I have to get it myself and install it?
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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2009, 05:06:56 pm »
It comes with LILO.
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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2009, 05:30:14 pm »
Thought it used Grub? It has been a while. :)

Also, I find the concept of an operating system that doesn't come with a boot-loader very amusing.

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2009, 05:37:50 pm »
Thought it used Grub? It has been a while. :)

Also, I find the concept of an operating system that doesn't come with a boot-loader very amusing.

lol.

It might've switched, but 10-11 use LILO, I think.

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2009, 05:44:25 pm »
I think the most recent version I used was 9, so I'm no authority.

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2009, 05:47:51 pm »
I think the most recent version I used was 9, so I'm no authority.

Oh, I think it used LILO until at least 10 or 11.  The more recent versions might use grub, but I think it used LILO.  It might be an option, though?

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2009, 09:15:17 am »
I'm on 9.10 and it definitely uses GRUB, and has since at least 8.

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2009, 03:45:21 am »
It's definitely an option, if you know how to install it yourself! :D

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2009, 04:31:15 am »
I'm on 9.10 and it definitely uses GRUB, and has since at least 8.

Deepthought has had the same install since 2004 (pretty sure it's version 10), and it's most definitely LILO.  Maybe grub is an option, but LILO was the default.

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Another popular utility for booting Linux is GRUB. GRUB is not included or officially supported by Slackware. Slackware holds to the “tried and true” standard for what gets included inside the distribution. While GRUB works well and includes some features that LILO does not, LILO handles all the essential tasks of a boot loader reliably with a proven track record. Being younger, GRUB hasn't quite lived up to that legacy yet. As it is not included with Slackware, we do not discuss it here. If you wish to use GRUB (perhaps it came with another Linux OS and you want to use it to dual-boot) consult GRUB's documentation.

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Re: OS Questions
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2009, 06:15:03 am »
Apparently there's some confusion as to what operating system we're talking about. 9.04 is an Ubuntu version and 11 is a Slackware version. Wtf ???

Ubuntu uses, and has used as long as I can recall, grub.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.