[vox-if] Distro Availability

Jonathan Stickel jjstickel at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 15 16:31:40 PST 2005

Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> I wondered if you folks wanted me to bring the distros I have to the 
> Installfest.  I've got the complete box set of SuSE 9.2 Professional.  That 
> includes 2 DVD's and 5 CD's.  I've got a complete set of SuSE 9.0 Personal 
> edition.  I might have some Mandrake around here, but I think LUGOD has 
> Mandrake.  And Hans Uhlig gave me a packet with the Ubuntu live CD and a 
> single installation CD.  (I wouldn't mind giving the Ubuntu away.)

Yes, please bring SuSE 9.2.  I have SuSE 9.0 on hand, but it is a little 
old now, I guess.  Bring Ubuntu to give away if you like, but I do have 
a copy myself as well.

> Also I was wondering if I could borrow a distro when the installfest is over.  
> If you have a Sarge install CD, I'd like to borrow it.  My Sarge net install 
> is not going well.  I've got to add everything to the Debian base.  There's 
> too much I can't configure.  I've got no printing, and no sound.  KDE 3.3 is 
> very buggy and ustable in Debian Sarge while it works flawlessly on my SuSE 
> system.
> I was hoping that a regular Sarge install CD would do most of the configuring.  
> If not, then I don't need to borrow it.  But I don't know what Debian release 
> you use at the Installfest.

All I have is the Sarge net-install CD as well, and probably it's an 
older iso than yours.  I don't think a "regular" install cd will help 
you any better with Debian.  I am not a fan of Debian myself due to 
experiences like yours.  If someone comes to the installfest asking for 
Debian, I usually have Mike Simons help them.  The problem is, I'm not 
sure if they have any idea what to do when they go home, then!


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