First Debian install
Mandrake's netconfig insanity has driven me over the edge.
So I'm taking the plunge and installing Debian.
I've managed to get all my hardware drivers installed, it seems. The Debian installer is strangely unhelpful in some things, but amazingly helpful in others.
But boy, there's a lot of it! Okay, maybe I didn't need to go through the entire package list. (I gave up when the alphabetic category listings started for the third or fourth time, in fact)
And then the configuration started, and it was still going when I left to come to work. Must remember to sort out the Lilo conf before I reboot. I meant to leave the install paused at that point, but a cat decided to step on the Enter key and off it went.
So, this is day 2 of the Debian install. I wonder how long it will take to get it all set up, including the local DHCP and IP Masqing for the PPPoE net connection (Which I completely failed to get working under Mandrake. Hell, Mandrake wouldn't even let me ping 127.0.0.1! How the hell are you supposed to troubleshoot network connectivity if you can't ping?) Current Mood: frustrated