[ltp] Fedora on Thinkpads
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 08:33:53 -0800
>On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 08:35:20 -0800, Michelle Klein-Hass wrote:
>> >BTW, I've looked a Knoppix for learning Linux and like the fact that
>> >you boot from the CD and it works with almost any of the filetypes
>> >out there (FAT32, NTFS and ext3).
>> >James McKenzie
>> Knoppix also works as an easier installer for Debian Linux than the
>> standard Debian text-mode installer. Since the Prodigy Installer
>Knoppix is not a Debian installer. If you use it, you don't have a
>Debian system, but a Knoppix system. It is based on Debian, but
>contains a lot of packages which are not present in the official Debian
>(e.g. KDE, XFree86 any many more). If you install some updates from the
>official Debian mirrors, you end up with a system which is neither a
>Debian nor a Knoppix.
>The linux-thinkpad mailing list home page is at:
It might not be 100% Debian Pure, but the Knoppix disk install
certainly works for me. Also, apt-get is seamless...the German
sources get me anything I want without dependency hell.
Christ, I don't know why Debianistas are so fsckn fanatical...not
only do they call it GNU/Linux, they don't believe that anything
other than the officially installed Debian *is* Debian. Let me guess,
you don't think that Libranet is Debian either? :(