[GRLUG] Linux class
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Tue Nov 29 13:28:08 EST 2005
Gentoo could be classified with Peanut Linux and Damn Small Linuxas it can
be downloaded in only 50MB. However, this is more like a netowrk install
than anything else, as you must download your kernel, portage tree, and
I've also seen a distro that fit on a floppy and turned your box into a
firewall without asking.
On 11/29/05, GRLUG general mailing list <grlug at grandrapids-lug.org> wrote:
> I always do a custom install. Its normally at the bottom as a check box (I
> could be getting blind in my old age though). That aside.. there is no
> binary for it (tuxracer) I checked all the disks.
> Suse10 can be downloaded. Look for the Eval version. Its not time limited
> anything. Its just a single layer dvd so they say it doesn't have all the
> packages that the purchased product has. Well, they cram enough on a dvd
> my taste anyhow.
> Don't forget to try Mepis for a live cd. Very nice setup.
> - Dave
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> Subject: [GRLUG] Linux class
> > > They so dummied down the install on that (FC4) that you can't pick
> > > individual packages.
> > I was able to.
> > Next semester at Cornerstone U I'm teaching an Intro To Linux
> class. The
> > first part will be trying out a bunch of distros. I do have a time
> > of some kind, so I can't try all of them. I was thinking of Fedora and
> > Suse (major rpm based systems), Ubuntu (current debian based system),
> > Gentoo (because I'm sick), and Slack (out of respect) for the large
> > distros.
> > I thought we'd look at a couple cd based ones, Knoppix and Gnoppix for
> > example. Then a couple micro distros, which I don't know much about.
> > Something like Damn Small Linux. Any suggestions on a couple of these?
> > I'd love to get some that install on USB sticks that would be really
> > for the students.
> > Can Suse iso's be downloaded free these days? I remember they didn't
> > to be.
> > Any suggestions on changes?
> > Topher
> > Manager of Internet Services
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