[conspire] Distros available for installation at CABAL

David Hartley david at holistiq.com
Fri Apr 22 02:27:58 PDT 2005

I have put CentOS 4  'clone' of RHEL 4 onto the balky 'bleeding edge' box I
brought to last CABAL meeting (when it had RHEL 4 on it.)
Got the blasted Marvell gigabit onboard NIC working, and very lousy ALSA
sound too.
Now it would be very nice to get a SATA RAID 0 set working (not to boot
from, though  that'd be fun too ;)

I can bring CentOS 4 (2.6.9-5.0.3EL + SMP) on DVD, plus the RHEL Docs DVD
and 'extras' CD.  
If anyone wants Ubuntu Hoary DVD in i386 or amd64 flavors, I can bring them
too.  Also have a 7 disk set of newly downloaded Debian 30r2 CD's which I
couldn't get the danged Marvell NIC working with.

Sadly, I could not get the Marvell NIC working with SMP kernel, and was very
hopeful that it might work with newly released 2.6.9-5.0.5 might be kinder
to me -negatory, in fact neither the 2.6.9-5.0.3EL nor the 2.6.9-5.0.3ELsmp
gave me any joy.

Is the fella wanting to ferry a few donatable boxes from S.F. to CABAL
around ?


On 4/22/2005 1:43:05 AM, Daniel Gimpelevich
(daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us) wrote:
> One of the Linux distributions that has been repeatedly recommended at
> CABAL meetings has been Libranet. There is a brand-new version of that
> available now, but
> it's a paid-only version. The current redistributable
> version of it remains the one previously available at CABAL.
> If anyone is really short on space, the 1.0.1 release of Damn Small Linux
> will be available at the next CABAL meeting.
> The best-known RPM-based distributions have all been revised:
> Fedora Core 4 was released prior to the last CABAL meeting, but FC,
> although perfectly installable as a distro, should not be thought of as
> such. Instead, we can consider FC to be a resource base from which to
> build a distro, the best-known of which is RHEL. For those looking for a
> redistributable distro based on FC, the new release from the Brixton Linux
> Action Group will be available for installation at the next CABAL meeting.
> The second iso, which contains everything that's
> on the first plus all of
> FC3 and some "extra bits," will not be at CABAL due to size/space
> concerns.
> Conectiva has merged with Mandrake to form Mandriva. This is likely to
> compensate for previous Mandrake inad

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