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Hoary Hedgehog - Ben

Apr. 29th, 2005

10:52 am - Hoary Hedgehog

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Today I decided to join the droves trying out hoary. I would love to say it was simple seamless experience, but it wasn't.

Not that it was particularly painful find you, just a couple of little annoyances.

Firstly SATA didn't quite work for me. My BIOS has somethign called "combination mode", which seems to make the SATA disks appear like normal ATA disks as well as SATA disks. Which confused the hell out of the kernel. By setting it to "Normal" mode in the BIOS this problem went away.

The other problem was buggy media. The CD seemed a bit scratchy but after retrying about 5 times it finally worked.

Anyway seemed to work and let me get at a terminal. I haven't got rid of the GNOME stuff and installed ratpoison yet, but this will mainly be a remote
login box anyway, so I don't care too much about the GUI.


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Date:April 29th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
Yay! You're cool!
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