rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 6 09:58:46 PDT 2009
Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss at sfo.com):
> We tried a Linux Pro Magazine DVD with SuSE 11.1 yesterday and it came
> up with remarks about digital signatures and quit, though I found it
> quite aggressive trying to start up installation under Windows XP.
Well, optical media provided with magazines and books have a pretty high
defect rate. (Also, beware of obsolete versions and non-standard
contents, though I gather you didn't have those problems, this time.)
My discs are in general pretty reliable. Nothing's perfect, of course:
I had a few *buntu beta CDRs, recently, that I foolishly stacked before the
Sharpie ink dried, so they weren't 100% readable and had to be reburned.
Also, you never know when someone will show up with a CD drive that
won't read certain CDRs or DVD-RW/DVD+RW media.
Starting up installation under Windows XP, you say? How odd. That
would not be my choice of method. I would want to use the standard
(non-live-CD) installer disc for whatever my CPU platform is.
FYI, "Linux Pro Magazine" is the US/Canada name for Linux New Media AG's
"Linux Magazine" in Europe. That's to avoid name conflict with
InfoStrada's "Linux Magazine", which was already called that in the
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