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    Question linux recommend?

    I'm looking for the most 1337 distro of linux/unix out there, lol. Actually I just want something that can fit on 1 700mb CD.. I tried installing slackware10.2 which comes on like 5cd's but after the first one finished it like.. said such and such files not found and i put in cd#2 and it just wouldnt pick up anymore, tried it twice and not again. so i'm just looking for something small that can fit on 1 cd anyone recommend anything?

    i'm currently using zenwalk 2.0.1 and I just downloaded zenwalk2.4 and I think its much faster but it didn't want to pick up my internal sound device so i'm looking for something else cause for some reason i was not able to install kdebase(i think?) on 2.0.1, anyone recommend anything?

    also im looking for an install i don't really dig those live cd's..

    honestly all I really want to use it for is mainly the konqueror web browser and a sh or bash shell.. started learning a bit of shell scripting.
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    Slackware 10.2 is only (2) 700mb disc's long where did you download it from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubik
    I'm looking for the most 1337 distro of linux/unix out there, lol.
    Lol, then you are looking for Gentoo. The universal disc is only one CD. But a significant word of warning, it is definetly not the shake and bake of linux so expect a challenge installing it for the first time. There are much easier distros to get going like Fedora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    Lol, then you are looking for Gentoo. The universal disc is only one CD. But a significant word of warning, it is definetly not the shake and bake of linux so expect a challenge installing it for the first time. There are much easier distros to get going like Fedora.
    That said, on older machines it'll take a while to install KDE on Gentoo, as it has a *BSD ports clone, portage, as package management; therefore, like *BSD, it compiles the whole application for the computer it's on, this means it is very fast, especially when dealing with large application like KDE (although this is partly to do with the fact most Linux distros include a complete install of KDE, a lot of which you won't need).

    Edit: Although I'd very much recommend it, as you definitely learn how to do things. I wouldn't, however, try it if you have no *nix command line experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    Lol, then you are looking for Gentoo. The universal disc is only one CD. But a significant word of warning, it is definetly not the shake and bake of linux so expect a challenge installing it for the first time. There are much easier distros to get going like Fedora.
    Hey thanks. I'm downloading the x86 gentoo live CD right now. Just finished reading the install manual and it doesnt sound too troublesome, I think I'll give it a try.

    Oh BTW about the slackware10.2.. yeah my mistake I just noticed that 2 of those cd's are source code.

    I was shoppin' around at:

    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...Distributions/

    they have like almost 500 different distributions of linux/unix on there, and new additions everyday.
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    [K|X)?Ubuntu comes on 1 CD, is simple enough to install, and has pretty good resources for howtos and fixing problems.
    If you've got a spare machine, then have a play around installing a few different ones and see which you like best

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubik
    Hey thanks. I'm downloading the x86 gentoo live CD right now. Just finished reading the install manual and it doesnt sound too troublesome, I think I'll give it a try.
    Yeah with version 2006.0 they made the install a lot simpler if you want it to be.
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