Sabayon Linux Five Point OH!
Oct 12, 2009, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Sabayon Linux DVDs have always offered several boot modes. In
the past they've offered a Gaming mode and Kiosk mode, among
others. These are gone now, but a new XBMC mode is available. One
can still boot to the desktop environment with or without the music
or boot directly to the installer.
"The installer is simple and easy-to-use. However, I did have
some issues with the partitioner. Having just installed a new hard
drive, I needed to set up partitions and thought I'd use the
Sabayon installer for that. If memory serves, Sabayon adapted
portions of Anaconda for their installer several version back and I
thought it would be up to the job. Depending upon your perspective,
it may have been. The issue I had with it was its insistence that
it knew better than me how to arrange my partitions. I kid you not.
I'd set up a few partitions in the order and size I wanted, and
then they would just mysteriously rearrange themselves to meet some
developer's idea of how they should be ordered. And it would not
allow me to set up some unused partitions. It insisted they all
have names and filesystems. I messed with it for a while but
finally gave up and fired up fdisk. The install proceeded without
incident after that. I chose to use the Ext4 filesystem and
installed all software. There isn't a complete individual package
selection, but broad categories and a few optional packages are
listed one can disable. One can set up user accounts and a root
password is desired, even though by default the first user account
will be set up as the administrator. The GRUB bootloader will be
installed if and where you wish and it'll try to detect and include
other systems. That part is a bit hit and miss, but most are."