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my day in review [Dec. 15th, 2000|12:08 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
did errands with anil; ate thai food.
we packed and then drove to portland.
almost killed running silhouette man on interstate.
stupid silhouette man.
belly hurt much.
have all my computers setup.
LJ servers here... damn sexy.
i'll take pictures and post shortly.
downloading debian isos.
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-12-15 12:12 am (UTC)
I was just about to send you a text message to see if you got home ok
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[User Picture]From: foobar
2000-12-15 12:18 am (UTC)

Wooo....!

New servers, yay! :)

Too bad I don't live over there, I'd love to help you set 'em up. Oh well. Have fun. ;)
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From: evan
2000-12-15 12:20 am (UTC)

isos!?!

Du0d, you should just do the hard-drive based install. After the initial 10mb download, everything else is downloaded just when you actually install it...

Easier on the network! :P
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-15 12:25 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

like I know any of this. ;-P

where do I get them?

I have no operating system on it now.
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From: evan
2000-12-15 12:28 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

If you're really installing Debian:

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/install

Quote: The last option is network installation. You can install your base system via HTTP or NFS. Diskless installation, using network booting and NFS-mounting of all local filesystems, is another option -- you'll probably need at least 16MB of RAM for this option. After your base system is installed, you can install the rest of your system via any sort of network connection (including PPP), via FTP, HTTP, or NFS.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2000-12-15 12:43 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

"If you're really installing Debian:"

-- Debian = not good???
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From: evan
2000-12-15 12:45 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

Debian == so good, I'm surprised Brad would use it.


It doesn't seem like Brad's sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: visions
2000-12-15 12:50 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

one might argue about how "good" debian is. it is at least not as mechanized as redhat is. i still prefer custom built linux boxes starting from a base install of something vanilla like slackware, at least... whenever i actually use a linux box. my linux machines are never anywhere close to standard.

i still push people towards obsd, fbsd, or netbsd though... the underpinnings are just soo much nicer. linux is so hackish.
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From: evan
2000-12-15 12:51 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

I meant "good" as in "easy to maintain and keep up-to-date", which is where Debian can't be beat.
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[User Picture]From: visions
2000-12-15 12:56 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

hmm... redhat and mandrake are fairly well designed in that area as well though.
there are tools to automatically suck down packages (rpm's) and update your system.

also, linux severly lacks in "updating the system" when compared to `make world` in fbsd, netbsd, and obsd.

not to mention the ports trees... which are just amazingly convienent... although sometimes slow to update.

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[User Picture]From: revjim
2000-12-15 05:58 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

Are you kidding?

Heh. Try to upgrade Mandrake 7.1 (or lower) with a version of RPM that is greater that 3.0.5. If don't happen to find that ONE RPM that serves as a transition between the two (i.e. built with a version less than 3.0.5 but one that installs a version greater than 3.0.5 you are screwed). I have KDE on my debian box. I fumbled with it for 6 hours and still couldn't get it installed.

With Mandrake I had to download all these RPM's. Then rpm -Uvh *.rpm, wait for the error messages, find more RPM's, install with rpm -Uvh *.rpm, figure out why RPM was segfulating, lather, rinse, repeat. With debian, it was as easy as "apt-get install task-kde".

Debian is beautiful. Granted, installing it was no where near as easy as installing Mandrake. But once it is running, there is nothing better. Debian's package system is so great, in fact, they they have given it an RPM backend so that, eventually, redhat/mandrake users can use it.

I <3 debian.
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[User Picture]From: brianbrian
2000-12-15 12:53 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

FreeBSD rules ;)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-15 12:53 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

(Score -1; Troll)

:-)
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[User Picture]From: visions
2000-12-15 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

sometimes i just dont follow your logic... who is the troll in this case? and why is the score being subtracted from?
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From: ex_iloveholl205
2000-12-15 01:16 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

I think he just has trouble taking a pair of boxers seriously. ;P
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[User Picture]From: visions
2000-12-15 01:38 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

perhaps.

maybe he should allow you to select your user icon for comments as well. then i could select something more "suiting" for his serious side.

i think it is more a matter of a lack of respect than it is a lack of seriousness though. brad never has "liked" me, which is evident in his words, his actions, and his neglects.

oh well though. my contributions to livejournal are not for him, they are for the benefit of the livejournal community as a whole.

it is ashame though, that forward progress is often twarted by his inherent lack of respect and trust of me. nevertheless, 'tis life.
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[User Picture]From: diamondc
2000-12-15 05:49 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

ummm, read slashdot.org at all?
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[User Picture]From: revjim
2000-12-15 06:00 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

I think he was talking about the "FreeBSD rules" guy. That would be standind slashdot (which is where that comes from) use for it anyway.
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[User Picture]From: firelegend
2000-12-15 06:30 am (UTC)

Re: isos!?!

mmmmm.. I just love it when men talk geek
gets me all excited!
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From: ex_debgirl0
2000-12-15 08:35 am (UTC)
makes me feel dumb :(
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[User Picture]From: firelegend
2000-12-15 09:01 am (UTC)
just find an internet dictionary/glossary, look up the terms, then YOU TO can talk shop with the boys and be an "31337 H4X0R" (Eleet Hacker)or rather simply put, a g33k.
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-12-15 09:09 am (UTC)

Cool

Always wanted to learn to how to think like a geek....

: )
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