[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo
dteed at artistic.ca
Fri Mar 12 17:14:57 AST 2004
There were iso directories on the FTP servers, but practically no
one carried the iso image. jigdo was the promoted way.
You can find posts by myself asking how jigdo works
from about a year ago on this LUG (Feb 2003).
At the time, more people booted from floppy and did a
network install, but this wasn't an option on my sparc. In the end
I did an tftpboot and ftp/network install.
On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Tim Goodaire wrote:
> "As far as obtaining ISOs goes, for awhile it was impossible to find
> ISOs of Debian CDs. Only jigdo "worked"."
> Huh? When was that? I've never had a problem getting an Debian ISO.
> Donald Teed wrote:
> >On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Paul Boudreau wrote:
> >>First, try downloading a SuSE iso. They are without a doubt
> >>the least open source of the distros.
> >Suse has a small ISO that allows you to run the FTP install.
> >They also have a live CD ISO for download. Both of these are free.
> >As far as obtaining ISOs goes, for awhile it was impossible to find
> >ISOs of Debian CDs. Only jigdo "worked". But that is for different
> >reasons. Xandros is probably the most tight I've seen - you
> >gotta pay the money to get the CD (still half the price of Windows upgrade),
> >and then you are permitted to download their source. I have not
> >looked at the license but I suspect they do like others and say
> >that the embedded logos and company name are trademarked, copyrighted,
> >which makes it very difficult to redistribute. I don't like that,
> >but at the same time I realize the significant contributions
> >companies with money have put into Linux. If Linux were purely
> >a hobbiest system it wouldn't be developed much beyond where
> >it was in 1997 and driver support would be lagging way behind
> >the appearance of hardware.
> >Personally, I believe QA is one area that either suffers or goes
> >incredibly slow without paid work done on it. No one wants to
> >do the incredibly tedious work that goes into serious QA for fun.
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