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Linuxnewbie.org: Linux One Lite: First Looks

Jan 24, 2000, 21:10 (2 Talkback[s])
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"I downloaded LinuxOne Lite, just to give it a trial and see what would happen. This version runs out of your Windows drive like WinLinux 2000. Since I didn?t have problems with WinLinux, I figured I should not have problem with this one either. Following the minimal directions, I downloaded and installed on Test System A. No sweat. Unlike WinLinux, LinuxOne Lite (to be referred to as LOL) did not put up an icon on the start menu for easy starts. LOL also does not have a configuration editor program for Windows so you can configure you setting before launching. (Just in case of a goof up.)"

"And so I fired it up. Windows shut down, restarted in DOS mode, and started to load up LOL. That is when it all hit the fan. The monitor started blinking continuously making the screen nearly unreadable. I missed the console login, but caught ½ second glimpses of the X login once it came up. Braving it out I tried to login with the password given, but more than just the monitor must have been off because I couldn't get it typed. With that, I gave up on it and rebooted via CTRL-ALT-DEL. It took 6 times to get it to take. Once Windows loaded again, I deleted the whole thing and moved on to the full version, LinuxOne. (To be referred to as LO.)"

"The FTP site for LO is fairly decent once you figure it out. It appears like any normal RH/Mandrake ftp area but everything is labeled LinuxOne. The one nice thing I found was a folder called cdrom. Download this and burn it to a CD and you're ready to go, complete with boot disk images. The ftp site also offers network boot disk for ftp installs. (I know, almost everyone else does too.) So, with the CD burned, I was ready to go."

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