[ale] New install of SuSE

Van Loggins vloggins at turbocorp.com
Thu Feb 19 15:20:31 EST 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 14:17:19 -0500 
Christopher Fowler <cfowler at outpostsentinel.com> wrote:

> I'm installing a new box tonight and am debating about not using RedHat
> 9.  My main concern is that I'll have to apply too many updates to bring
> it up to today's level and eventually it will be deprecated.  I'm
> thinking of installing SuSE 9 but I guess the only way to do it is via
> an internet install.  That is no problem.  
> My question is how does the two compare.  Will I have issues if I do
> SuSE now since I'm so used to RedHat?  Is there anything I need to look
> out for?  I'm not afraid of the install process.  I've install Linux
> many times.  I just do not want to have to ramp up on the new disti
> because I need to get this box in the field by the morning.
> All I really need is Perl, Apache, net-snmp, and MySQL.  I'm sure these
> will be part of the default SuSE install.

It's just my two cents on the subject, but I would suggest that you download fedora core 1 and use it instead of SuSE 9

I recently tried SuSE 9 Professional out on my laptop a while back, and I did not care for it. It was too different from Redhat,
I do not like the YaST tool you have to use to do most everything on a SuSE system. It's pretty bad when you can not even specify 
which ethernet device to use when you are setting up a connection. I have a Xircom PCMCIA 10/100 nic card in my laptop, and I have a orinoco Silver
802.11B wireless card and it kept trying to make the wireless connection I set up use the Xircom card no matter what I did to try to get it to work properly.
It even did this to me after I manually edited the networking config files.

Fedora works great for me though, I have no complaints about it.

Van Loggins        vloggins at turbocorp.com
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