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Old 08-12-07, 08:57 PM   #25
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Do me a favor and try Debian prior to Ubuntu. Let me know your thoughts.

Do a netinstall, I only had to download a 180M install CD and then about ~600M of data.
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Old 08-12-07, 09:12 PM   #26
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I'll give it a go. I'm back in the ubuntu "black screen hell" atm. Making me crazy. I'll get back in a bit.
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Old 08-12-07, 09:28 PM   #27
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I'll give it a go. I'm back in the ubuntu "black screen hell" atm. Making me crazy. I'll get back in a bit.
I was like that as well, and then I seen that my fstab had an unusable UUID in area where my boot partition should be.

You may want to check that next time.
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Old 08-12-07, 09:34 PM   #28
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Thanks, if I run into it with debian I'll look for that first. Installing it now. I like this netinst btw.

Edit: no problem with debian yet, other than it's stubborn refusal to let me sudo ANYTHING from the terminal. Grrr.
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Old 08-13-07, 05:44 AM   #29
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Definite learning curve with debian. I have to say I don't understand the mentality that designs an OS which hides root and sudo privileges from the person who installs and sets up the OS.

I need to add my user name to /etc/sudoers so I can at least do basic admin tasks like installing my gfx drivers, but visudo is out as I have no root privileges in a terminal. And whose password is entered under root in group?

Not caring for this at all.
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Old 08-13-07, 07:28 AM   #30
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Definite learning curve with debian. I have to say I don't understand the mentality that designs an OS which hides root and sudo privileges from the person who installs and sets up the OS.

I need to add my user name to /etc/sudoers so I can at least do basic admin tasks like installing my gfx drivers, but visudo is out as I have no root privileges in a terminal. And whose password is entered under root in group?

Not caring for this at all.
Run "su" instead of "sudo" then edit your sudoers, when prompted for a passwd use the root pwd.
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Old 08-13-07, 07:55 AM   #31
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Run "su" instead of "sudo" then edit your sudoers, when prompted for a passwd use the root pwd.
I'll do this soon as I'm home from work today. Thanks eg.
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Old 08-13-07, 08:49 AM   #32
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No problem, I guess there's two ways to make an assumption about a setup.

1) Assume the local user you're adding is a admin/sudoer
2) Assume nothing.

Ubuntu does #1, Debian does #2. Which one is better? Who knows, but I like no assumptions.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:03 AM   #33
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No problem, I guess there's two ways to make an assumption about a setup.

1) Assume the local user you're adding is a admin/sudoer
2) Assume nothing.

Ubuntu does #1, Debian does #2. Which one is better? Who knows, but I like no assumptions.
That POV does change things a bit.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:04 AM   #34
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No problem, I guess there's two ways to make an assumption about a setup.

1) Assume the local user you're adding is a admin/sudoer
2) Assume nothing.

Ubuntu does #1, Debian does #2. Which one is better? Who knows, but I like no assumptions.
Mandriva did # 2 also...but in the installation, you were able to make a superuser.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:15 AM   #35
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DiscipleDoc, now that you're a Linux user I can actually have lunch with you again.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:27 AM   #36
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DiscipleDoc, now that you're a Linux user I can actually have lunch with you again.


I've been a linux user...I just didn't have time to really get back into it....I'm starting to get the hang of it again...
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