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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my FrankenDebian

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:00:40 -0700

On Friday 16 March 2018 20:46:11 Glen Cunningham wrote:
> On Saturday 17 March 2018 13:23:10 William Morder wrote:
> <snip>
> > If anybody has anything to offer - for instance, how to make any
> > computer boot from that flash drive? - I would be most grateful, as
> > the experiment has been mostly successful otherwise.
> >
> > Bill
>   G'day Bill,
>      Have you tried Slax?
> <>
>    A "proper" Debian on a flash drive.  Only one thing, it does not have
> the TDE/Trinity desktop.  However, there is "Slax with Trinity"
> <>
>    which would be brilliant except that the "Persistent Changes" feature
> has been broken!  I have tried to find how this feature can be enabled
> for the Slax with Trinity version, but I'm not smart enough.  :-(
>   Any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Glen

Yes, I tried several versions of Slackware: Slax, Salix, Slackware proper, and 
a few others (I think) that I can't remember, including, I believe, one that 
had Trinity already installed. Now, this was a few years ago, and maybe my 
computer skills have improved since then, but that didn't work for me. 

Slackware systems appeal to me in theory, as Frankensteins are not such a 
problem (or so I hear); but in practice, I could not get a Slackware system 
to work for me. 

If I had infinite computers to spare, and infinite time and patience, and 
infinite resources, and did not need to live in the real world, then I would 
give a Slackware system a go. As it is, though, my Debian system works pretty 
well, except for those minor bugs, and a couple of major problems: namely, 
the issue with sudo, and how to get rid of systemd and switch to sysvinit, 
and return to the paradise promised by Devuan. 

Thanks for tempting me once again, though. If I ever get extra computers to 
spare ... 


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