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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12.13.06

LIP 17: Fedora Core 6.0 Initial Install

Posted in Fedora, Initial Install at 4:58 am by serge

The first segment on our fifth distro greets us with pretty blue desktops littered with double-helix type thingies. The intial install goes generally smoothly, using 3 cd-images that we cleverly had downloaded prior to tonight’s show. Since initial installs take some time, we fill in the dead air with some thoughts about Rockbox on an ipod nano and the ogg goodness it enables.

Fedora is off to a very nice start. Looking forward to the next three episodes where we check out getting wireless, sleep and the package manager to do their things.

 
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11.15.06

LIP 13: Slackware 11.0 Initial Install

Posted in Initial Install, Slackware at 6:20 am by serge

The start of our fourth month of weekly shows finds us visiting the oldest living Linux distribution: Slackware. This episode focuses on the intial install, which goes well. During the package install component we use some  time to  cover further issues with our Linux Toy: iAudio U3.

 
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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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09.20.06

LIP 05: Installing Mandriva

Posted in Initial Install, Mandriva at 3:13 am by serge

With one distribution under our belt, we move on to Mandriva. Things go pretty smoothly in what is a very quick 21 minute install – from reboot to reboot. Unfortunately, we learn that lilo is not grub and that Xorg has gone awol. Well, it looks like we have plenty to do in the next three shows on this distribution – stay tuned!
 
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08.23.06

LIP 01: Suse 10.1

Posted in Initial Install, Suse at 3:38 am by serge

Our first show kicks us off with a live (read raw) install of Suse 10.1.

 
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