[brlug-general] E16 finally has serious competition.
Richards Jr, Edward C.
ECRichards at fbd.com
Thu Feb 19 10:06:07 CST 2009
I grabbed the unstable ISO and used unetbootin to install it to a USB
thumb drive. I then tried to install it to a spare 4 gig SD card. After
finishing the partitioning phase, the installer stated that I needed an
installer key package and gave a URL for getting it, but had no
directions/instruction on how to use it. I tried moving it to the thumb
drive, but it wouldn't let me do that and without this install key being
installed/copied/something to some appropriate place, the install stops.
I did a quick Google search, didn't find anything promising and moved on
to other things. It seems illogical to me to produce such a nice, slick
and apparently n00bie friendly and n00bie targeted distro and then throw
such a HUGE obstacle in the way of what should be a very simple
installation. I was planning on demonstrating it to our Linux Desktop
Special Interest Group/Newbies Group, but if I can't install it and be
able to upgrade it/install additional packages, then I sure can't teach
them to be able to do it.
From: general-bounces at brlug.net [mailto:general-bounces at brlug.net] On
Behalf Of Kory Wnuk
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:47 PM
To: general at brlug.net
Subject: Re: [brlug-general] E16 finally has serious competition.
Did you grab a copy of the stable or latest ISO? I am asking this out
of curiosity with reference to the install key requirement. While I did
not actually install the unstable ISO, and did not use it on a
low-powered machine, I did run from a CD and was definitely impressed
with the sophisticated (I am not sure how else to describe it) look and
feel of the GUI.
On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 14:46 -0600, Richards Jr, Edward C. wrote:
> I have an Asus EeePC with 512 meg ram, of which the video ram is also
> shared, and ran Elive on it from a thumb drive and it worked QUITE
> Very snappy, with all of the eye candy running, Compiz, et al. In
> I liked it well enough that I was going to install it on the Eee but
> there was something about needing an install key and I couldn't figure
> out how to implement that, so I stopped. It does just fine with Ubuntu
> 8.10 on it.
> Ed Richards
Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you
will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains
something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. - Albert Einstein
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