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#1851 2012-11-10 19:51:55

stavros
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Registered: 2011-12-16
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1852 2012-11-10 21:33:44

ivanovnegro
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From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Some people should not install too many distros, it is just confusing.  cool

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#1853 2012-11-10 22:03:07

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Or at least to have multiple partitions setup and an understanding of grub before setting out on the Hop journey.

1 partition for your favorite/best distro, and where grub should live.

1 partition for home

1 partition for swap

1 partition for Hop Bopping..

and if 4 is not enough, create an extended partition and create four more partitions for Distro tests.

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#1854 2012-11-10 23:47:15

ew
#! Die Hard
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


- apt-mark hold account

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#1855 2012-11-11 01:01:17

ew
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1856 2012-11-11 05:10:42

machinebacon
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From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,826
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

setxkbmap no &

put it onto openbox's autostart and run 'dpkg-reconfigure keyboard'. some desktop environments have their own keyboard layout chooser, like xfce, kde or gnome. wm-only systems need to go another route. you can also put it into the system's startup mechanism (/etc/xdg/autostart/ and create a .desktop file)

Last edited by machinebacon (2012-11-11 05:12:34)

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#1857 2012-11-11 16:17:06

swftech
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Registered: 2012-06-08
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#1858 2012-11-11 21:01:43

ew
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

setxkbmap no &

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#1859 2012-11-11 23:05:58

machinebacon
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Posts: 6,826
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@ew: No, "startx" starts an X session but you are in X already with openbox, so you put the "setxkbmap no &" into Openbox's autostart file.

What you mean is to put it in .xinitrc, but there without ampersand. Use Openbox autostart, really.

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#1860 2012-11-12 00:50:30

ew
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Registered: 2012-09-27
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Thanks a lot. Now I`m also starting to belive that Linuxbbq rocks. I`m only just started roasting, but I love it already:)


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#1861 2012-11-17 00:41:07

ew
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Distro-hopping is an addict that I can usually can live with, but after trying 4-5 linuxbbq distros,
and salix, slimpup, pear, semplice, debian, and a few others in just the last few days, perhaps it`s
time to go to rehab big_smile

Even worse, when I downloaded Linux Mint Debian XFCE earlier today, I was  totally chocked.
The installation media was over 1.1 GiB, and as if that wasn`t enough, the update manager told me
that I had a few updates to do, 1132 to be exact... almost 900 MB. I guess it must be nearly every package
in the repo`s, and I who ususally complain about MS Updates when I reinstall Windows. It has sometimes
surpassed 100 updates, but 1132???

Well, it better be worth it. No need to comment, I just had to get it out  roll


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#1862 2012-11-17 18:01:57

ElderV.LaCoste
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From: Equarico
Registered: 2010-07-15
Posts: 817

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Last edited by ElderV.LaCoste (2012-11-17 20:24:45)


Things are not as they seem, nor are they otherwise.
- Lankavatara Sutra

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#1863 2012-11-17 23:33:26

stavros
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1864 2012-11-18 01:58:01

ew
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1865 2012-11-18 02:08:57

ew
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1866 2012-11-18 02:32:16

apprentice
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Registered: 2012-02-04
Posts: 96

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


So come up to the lab...
And see what's on the slab

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#1867 2012-11-18 08:58:36

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on another partition after #! for those days when I feel like a slow Mac-like DE experience. Once you strip it of all that suggesty/shoppy nonsense and give it a decent third-party wallpaper and icon set, it's not half bad for a slow Mac-like distro.

The only thing is Ubuntu has taken over grub, which I fully expected but don't really want. Everything on my HDD is a logical partition inside the extended partition. How would I get grub back on to CrunchBang? Can I restore it from within CrunchBang? I know how to change the priority within Ubuntu but that would still keep the Ubuntu grub page, which I don't really want. I just want to keep Ubuntu as a shiny toy.

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#1868 2012-11-18 09:04:10

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Got that wrong. Ubuntu sits on a primary partition after the extended.

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#1869 2012-11-18 09:40:30

el_koraco
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From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Boot into #! and run as root

grub-install /dev/sda 
update-grub

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#1870 2012-11-18 09:52:10

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Cheers

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#1871 2012-11-18 10:02:30

stavros
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Posts: 41

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1872 2012-11-18 13:00:10

ew
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Registered: 2012-09-27
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


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#1873 2012-11-18 16:09:18

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I would normally have done "something else" but I was feeling a bit lazy and the nice slidy thing just looked so nice and slidy.

How do you choose grub during manual partitioning? I'm not new to manual partitioning but I never worked that one out. Mucking about with the boot flag brought no joy.

Xubuntu's nice. It's my back-up system of choice. As Sneekylinux says: "It does what it says on the tin".

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#1874 2012-11-18 16:21:13

VastOne
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From: V-Ger
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 10,165
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ Not sure what Xubuntu uses, but any decent installer should/would give you the option of installing grub to the mbr OR /dev/sdX of your choosing.

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#1875 2012-11-18 18:03:27

MrPink
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From: .dk
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 213

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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