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tuxracer

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« on: 2012/09/09, 20:04:44 »
If this forum / distribution is really trying to be different than the 'sidux / aptosid' atmosphere and don't mind some constructive and personal opinions, then please read. :)

I just thought my complaints were valid and I'll try to explain:

1) I have some trouble logging on here.  I have to repeatedly input my password multiple times before it logs me on.  I am thinking, 'what, am I inputting the wrong password or what?!?  What's going on?!?'  But, then it works.  I have no idea why.

2) I was going to install this OS but I am having second thoughts.  I'm SORRY, SORRY, SORRY.... but, I don't like the installer at all.  

It's confusing and for me, awful to look at.  I am sure someone will be insulted but it's my perspective.  At least, I'm being honest, right?  I'll try to explain.

I like installers that can easily display and detect my hardware.  I like the GUIs for Parted whether it's GParted and kdeparted because I guess I'm a visual person.  I like some visual representation besides just textual content.  

But, for me, the installer is a mess.  I printed out notes of my configuration and nothing the installer shows matches.  I think you could guess how that might be disconcerting?  'Please be careful.'  Ja, I sure will.  :-(

Unless something with the installer (for me) just clicks, I'll probably have to install Debian again.  The installer is ugly and basic but I have less trouble with it.  

Thanks for reading.  Everything else sounds really good with the OS and I understand the more 'hands-on' nature (i.e. more manual configuration) but I'm paranoid when installing.  Too much can go wrong.  Just read all the posts in any distro forum (under 'Installation).

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: 2012/09/09, 20:19:38 »
Quote from: "tuxracer"
If this forum / distribution is really trying to be different than the 'sidux / aptosid' atmosphere and don't mind some constructive and personal opinions, then please read. :)

I just thought my complaints were valid and I'll try to explain:


Hi tuxracer -- welcome!  And yes, suggestions and opinions are welcome here.

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1) I have some trouble logging on here.  I have to repeatedly input my password multiple times before it logs me on.  I am thinking, 'what, am I inputting the wrong password or what?!?  What's going on?!?'  But, then it works.  I have no idea why.


Me neither.  Here's a tip -- when you look at the forum front page, you can see two places to log in.  At the top of the white space, underneath the blue menu across the top is one -- I think that's what you are using.  But look up in the very top right-hand corner of the gray -- above the German menu where it says "Sitemap".  If you use that one, you might find a better result.

BACKGROUND -- this forum was quickly set up before siduction launched last year.  A new, better forum is currently under construction, so no big efforts will go into re-engineering the current forum.

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2) I was going to install this OS but I am having second thoughts.  I'm SORRY, SORRY, SORRY.... but, I don't like the installer at all.  

It's confusing and for me, awful to look at.  I am sure someone will be insulted but it's my perspective.  At least, I'm being honest, right?  I'll try to explain.

I like installers that can easily display and detect my hardware.  I like the GUIs for Parted whether it's GParted and kdeparted because I guess I'm a visual person.  I like some visual representation besides just textual content.  

But, for me, the installer is a mess.  I printed out notes of my configuration and nothing the installer shows matches.  I think you could guess how that might be disconcerting?  'Please be careful.'  Ja, I sure will.  :-(  


You only install once -- I would not choose an OS based only on the installer.  I take your point, and it is your opinion, which is fair.  I have long been in the habit of using a Parted Magic bootable USB stick to partition my hdd or SSD before I ever boot the Linux Live CD/USB stick -- I like to do the installation on a fully-partitioned drive, so I don't have to think about partitioning while I'm trying to install the OS.  I've installed siduction about a half-dozen times now, and I find no problem with the installer, so I guess we have here a matter of personal taste.  :wink:

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Unless something with the installer (for me) just clicks, I'll probably have to install Debian again.  The installer is ugly and basic but I have less trouble with it.  

Thanks for reading.  Everything else sounds really good with the OS and I understand the more 'hands-on' nature (i.e. more manual configuration) but I'm paranoid when installing.  Too much can go wrong.  Just read all the posts in any distro forum (under 'Installation).


My wife uses Debian 6, and all I can say is, you better love the old versions of your software!   :lol:

Seriously, I recommend you take a Parted Magic or some other Live CD that has Parted on it, and do your partitioning first, and be done with it.  Then boot your siduction Live OS and just install it, by selecting the existing partition(s).  It takes about 2.5 minutes -- really.   :)

And thanks for taking the time to give your opinion!
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RE: Re: Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: 2012/09/09, 22:34:18 »
Hey dibl,
I tried the site map path and I was logged in on the first try!  Thanks!

I apologize for the poor explanation regarding the installer.  I re=read it and it's poorly expressed.  Also, it was my fault.  I noticed that the device designation was different than what I expected, that's all.  Also, I had to focus on what the options were.  

I still am not particularly fond of it but I'm just nitpicking now.

I use Parted Magic. too.  

I guess my suggestions aren't that great.  The first part sounds like it's a matter of time until I have no issue logging in and the second part, sounds like 'thanks for the comments' but we're satisfied with it, which is fine. :-)

Anyway, I'll try to install.  Thanks for the reply. :)

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RE: Re: Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: 2012/09/09, 23:54:06 »
ALso from me a warm welcome. :-)

I guess your problem is solved, if not, feel free to ask!

As dibl already said, the installer is  only used once. And I think it is not that bad. It deos its job - install siduction in usual less than 8min (depending your hardware)

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RE: Re: Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: 2012/09/10, 00:38:35 »
I'm giving up, though.  Three attempts and all failures.

Also, why does one have to run through hoops on the live media to use applications like gparted?!?  The siduction-installer is needed or you have to look up in the manual about being root?

Some ubuntu program is running as well?

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« Reply #5 on: 2012/09/10, 01:39:00 »
Hi tuxracer,

after finishing the installer gives you a list of messages.
May you provide it?

You may run gparted with a mouse click from within the installer. This works with the kde-flavour at least, I did this a few times.

Or you may use
Code: [Select]
xhost +
sux
gparted

"xhost +" is needed with live-Cd as far as I know.

Don't know what you mean with:

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Some ubuntu program is running as well?


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« Reply #6 on: 2012/09/10, 02:51:30 »
to start gparted in the live media

Code: [Select]
$ su-to-root -X -c gparted

sux is still broken

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bequimao@siductionbox:~$ sux
Senha:
bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): ioctl inapropriado para dispositivo
bash: nenhum controle de trabalho nesta `shell'


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« Reply #7 on: 2012/09/10, 02:55:41 »
Just a few points: We are working on some kind of cli-installer. Maybe this installer can catch up some fans. We also work on slightly improvements for the installer. But if this is happend within the next release - i don't really know. We are on it and here is the ETA for it: It's done, when it's done.
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« Reply #8 on: 2012/09/10, 03:54:53 »
For some reason, I'm having a lot of computer problems recently.

I'm giving the benefit of the doubt and saying, something was wrong with my computer.

I just thought my grub was gone from the previous OS being messed up.  My Debian install was corrupt and I gave up trying to diagnose and troubleshoot so I decided to re-install (an OS).

Anyway, to make a long story short, the computer was booting up with the final message, CD-ROM Boot Priority...No Medium....Reboot and Select proper Boot device.....   or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

We've seen this before at various times, right?  Well, I didn't change anything in my boot options (i.e. BIOS) and I went with the livecd but the drives were detected.  I googled this 'message' and ultimately went into the BIOS.  I didn't think anything was out of the ordinary but I must have made one change or something (or maybe just luck) and I was able to boot again.  

The last OS I tried to install was Mepis 12 (beta) because I had a cd lying around.  So, I am hoping the problem was something I missed and it should work now.  

Sorry about my rants.  The installer isn't bad.  I just prefer the 'dummy friendly' ones with extensive GUI stuff that Mint/Ubuntu/Mepis uses.  

I don't mind the Debian text installer, though.  I've been through that one many times.  

The Ubuntu reference is based on some msg that shows up if/when trying to log in as root after starting GParted (separate from the siduction-installer).  If the authentication fails, there's a blurb on the left-hand side showing ***Ubuntu**.   I have no idea what it is.

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« Reply #9 on: 2012/09/10, 04:22:15 »
I just discovered the Mepis I installed is an 'alpha' spin.  11.9.x (something).  So, there will be bugs as it's not a final yet.

So, I'll do another install.

Siduction should work this time. :)

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« Reply #10 on: 2012/09/10, 21:08:02 »
Quote from: "agaida"
Just a few points: We are working on some kind of cli-installer. Maybe this installer can catch up some fans. We also work on slightly improvements for the installer. But if this is happend within the next release - i don't really know. We are on it and here is the ETA for it: It's done, when it's done.


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« Reply #11 on: 2012/09/20, 03:36:18 »
Authentication is required to run the GParted Partition Editor
ETC ETC
Password for root:
Authentication Failure
Details
Action:  com.ubuntu.pkexec.gparted
Vendor:

.COM.*****UBUNTU******.PKEXEC.GPARTED

EDIT: What is happening there??!?

Ok, I used option #2 in the manual to set a root password.  Step #1 doesn't work.

Anyway, imho, I think it sucks I have to do that (i.e. look up what to do in the manual!) but oh well.  I'm not sure why you can't just type 'root' or hit enter but I guess you want security even in live cd mode?

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« Reply #12 on: 2012/09/20, 04:02:22 »
Sorry, guys, I tried.  It's not like I haven't installed a distro before.  Installed Debian and debian derivatives many times.  I already didn't like the installer.

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O: loading modules
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« Reply #13 on: 2012/09/20, 08:17:54 »
my guess is, your nickname is 'siddi' on the forum (it is a good idea to use the same nickname in the support facilities of a distro).

That said, if you like, we walk you through the installer in the IRC. Hardly anyone has probs with the installer. you seem to have a prob with /home. But without further info there is nothing to be done.

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« Reply #14 on: 2012/09/20, 18:45:49 »
Hi,

Gparted problem is already fixed if you do a dist-upgrade after you install siduction.
If you want to run gparted from livcd install desktop-defalts-common and desktop-defaults-* where * is your's siduction flavour.

Good luck!