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Re: Slightly OT: bad rap for Fedora, and realistic effects

On 2/24/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:

In an ideal world the install medium would not be a factor in
selecting a Linux distro, I agree. However, it does have veto power
and when I've got a hour to download, my chances of getting Kubuntu
intact at the end of that hour are much better than getting Fedora.
Furthermore, I have to burn those disks, and I can do one disk in five
minutes with no babysitting, but burning five disks require that I
babysit the machine for half an hour. Not a good impression to make on
someone who I'm installing thier first Linux distro for.

You only have to burn them if it is your first Linux install.

Shall I continue with the amount of problems that a 5 disk
installation makes? Thats 5 disks to check before an install. That's
five times the chance that a disk will get scratching in handling.

Download the iso images to an NFS-exported directory.  Burn the first
disk.  Boot it with "linux askmethod" at the boot prompt.  Pick nfs
image as the install method.  Fill in the info for the host and path
to the nfs directory where  you downloaded the images.  When the
install starts, go away and come back when it is finished.  No disk
swapping or babysitting needed.

 Les Mikesell
  lesmikesell gmail com

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