02.12.07

LIP 25: Gentoo – Initial LiveCD Install

Posted in Gentoo, Initial Install, Live-cd at 2:46 pm by serge

We kick off our seventh distro of the show going with a live cd install of Gentoo Linux. This ubergeek distro greets us with a very slick graphical installer that surprises us given what we’ve heard about Gentoo’s close to the metal nature. We emerge from the installer with a new respect for this distro and look forward to more exploration in the coming three episodes.

Also discussed are portable music players and Linux as well as a tip for Konqueror users.

 
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10.25.06

LIP 10: Ubuntu Drake is Dapper

Posted in Live-cd, Ubuntu, Wireless, X at 3:30 am by serge

Second round with trying to install off the livecd results in success, eventually. (If only our neighbors with the free wireless access point would turn the thing on for show time!!)

On our third try (1 for Edgy, 2 for Dapper), wireless gets nailed down and the install goes off pretty smoothly. Great hardware detection in the installer gets us sound, wireless and X mojo flowing.

We also transition to a Linux based setup for producing the podcast, so there might be a few bumps as we get it all dialed in. If you can read this, well, at least we got over a few of those bumps.

 
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10.18.06

LIP 09: Ubuntu: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted in Initial Install, Live-cd, Ubuntu at 3:13 am by serge

Moving to a new distro, tonight’s show finds us breaking out Ubuntu, a distro that definitely has got a lot of buzz.

We begin with our first live-cd install and find that Ubuntu Dapper works pretty slick out of the box/cd, that is, compared to Suse or Mandriva. We get X working, sound, and the wireless card all detected via the live cd.

Things get even more interesting when we try to do the install off of the live-cd. First we spend a lot of time trying to get the partition scheme dialed in. (This does buy us some airtime to talk about the origins of the show however). Then we learn that although the proprietary nic is recognized, configuration is a different matter all together. Even more excitement is to be found in the lan connection which seems to have given up the ghost.

Not quite what we expected for our initial date with Ubuntu. But fortunately, this is only show 1 of 4 on this distro.

Oh, and Nelson Mandela makes a guest appearance, so you have to be sure to listen in to catch that.

 
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