"Some of the first feedback I received about my recent column on
the Debian Slink Point Five install told me to give the Storm Linux
2000 install a try. In fact, several people made that suggestion,
breaking up the monotonous requests that I fall on my sword and
commit hari-kari for offending some adherents of the Debian
"Storm Linux is one of several Debian-based commercial
offerings; its creators take pride in its ease of installation. I
decided to try it, because if my criticisms of the Slink and Potato
installs have any merit, surely it would be reflected in an easy
and speedy commercial Debian install."
"My bad luck with installing Debian from CD continued in my
first experience with Storm Linux. After one quick drive-by install
on CD, which resulted in a system sans NIC driver, I managed
somehow to foul the CD's surface and could no longer boot or read
from it after booting from a floppy. Baud karma, or something."
"But since I did a network install of Potato in my last
column, and the Storm Linux Website says I could easily do the same
with that distribution, I opted to do the network thing with
Storm. Please note that network installation is not my
preferred approach. I don't like to spend hours doing something I
could accomplish in minutes. Call me lazy if you like; in fact,
please do. All good dweebs are lazy, whether they are programmers,
sysadmins, or hackers."