[GRLUG] Linux class

GRLUG general mailing list grlug at grandrapids-lug.org
Tue Nov 29 13:32:00 EST 2005

Slax (http://slax.linux-live.org/) can be installed on a flash drive 
(http://os.newsforge.com/os/05/07/08/1522251.shtml?tid=2).  It's a nice 
little distribution.

GRLUG general mailing list wrote:

> 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 
> <mailto: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 or
>     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 for
>     my taste anyhow.
>     Don't forget to try Mepis for a live cd. Very nice setup.
>     - Dave
>     ----- Original Message -----
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>     <mailto:grlug at grandrapids-lug.org>>
>     Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 12:17 PM
>     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 limit
>      > 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 handy
>      > for the students.
>      >
>      > Can Suse iso's be downloaded free these days?  I remember they
>     didn't use
>      > to be.

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