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Old 30. Mar 2009, 01:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 'Elive' - any recommendations??

Just tripped over an article extolling the virtues of the Elive distro. I admit to having never previously heard of it....still, among...what, over 200 distros that is hardly surprising.
Just wondering if anyone has any definitive info on this one.....the article raved about it (from 'Make Tech Easier').

One strange thing...the author of Elive insists on a donation before permitting download, which is okay by me...except, what if I don't like it?? Seems a bit harsh for those who just wish to test run the distro.

http://www.elivecd.org/Download/Stable

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Old 30. Mar 2009, 02:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmmmm

Anything listed on distro watch?

I will check

Ok checked it out on distrowatch weekly news

Debian based. Sort of like mepis. I like mepis this may be a successor/upgrade if its better than mepis. I bet its really good

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Old 30. Mar 2009, 02:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, Elive appears at number 32 in the 'Page Hit Rankings':
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=elive

Yep...thanks wdhpr but I got all that from the article. Just wondering if anyone has any firsthand experience??

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Old 30. Mar 2009, 04:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default If you have a image of you linux backed-up. Use the empty space and try Elive

you should be able to do a straight away install if you already have the Elive iso burned to the cd. I could use the partitions and install. to give it a whirl on my other hard drive'

If I dont like it. I can bring back my mepis

The reviews are impressive on this one. Easy install, good hardware recognition, will it duel boot with windows? using what duel boot meathod?

More reading up on this required


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Old 30. Mar 2009, 06:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I haven't even downloaded the ISO file yet. As I said, 'the man' wants a donation to do that....it's a bit off putting when all you want is a look see. That's why I would like to know/hear more about it first.

Don't know about the dual boot...I never install Linux in a dual boot configuration anyway. I have a second internal hard drive and always install to that as completely separate, self contained OS and then just change boot sequence in BIOS to alternate between the OS's.

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You could wait for the next stable release which the author plans to allow the download totally free. So, instead of donating for the download you just donate for the installation. This means that the live mode is entirely free and you should donate only if you want to install Elive in your hard disk.

Note: This was copied (and edited) from their download site. Also, I've change the word "pay" to the word "donate".

In the mean time, you could try other Linux Distros before the next stable release of Elive comes out.
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Don't know about the dual boot...I never install Linux in a dual boot configuration anyway. I have a second internal hard drive and always install to that as completely separate, self contained OS and then just change boot sequence in BIOS to alternate between the OS's.
You may find this info interesting - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=179902

I found the method discussed a nicer way to dual boot between two seperate HDD's (one XP and one Linux). No need to enter bios every time and no need to make any changes to MBR.
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