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Re: [trinity-users] Thoughts on Devuan 2.0.0 (ASCII) w/ only TDE (-systemd)?

From: gregory guy <g-gregory@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 06:06:32 +0200
> On Sunday 05 August 2018 11:48:18 am William Morder wrote:
> > I've never been able to do a
> > successful installation directly from a Devuan disc,...
> >
Never been able either!

I don't understand how works their installer (live cd), I've never been
able to use it the way I wanted Devuan to be installed (with two disks).

I could install Devuan with their traditional install cd (with the
Debian installer if I'm not mistaken) but none of my network cards
where working, both needed an extra firmware.
One of the card had a ralink chipset so I picked the firmware with
ralink in the title, well wrong choice! I should have taken an other
(don't remenber the name) instead with a bunch of packaged non-free
My cards were working but no network, Devuan uses wicd, I also had to
install manually several wicd packages with for some of them, their
dependencies. I can't remener how many time I had moved the thumb
drive from the laptop to the station and had to Google between them.

If I recall correctly, their live cds bundle the non-free firmwares
but when it comes to fill in the 'sources.list' file with their repos,
that doesn't work because between the moment they wrote their installer
and now, the adresses of the repos have changed. I had to adjust that
file manually with the new repos, repos that are differents with Devuan
jessie and Devuan ascii (I had installed jessie).

For someone who's not used to Debian, installing Devuan on the station
was quite an exercice, that, I'm not in the mood to do it again...if