Verne Anaconda Antisocial Behavior

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at
Sun Nov 13 17:51:43 UTC 2011

This time I zeroed the partition table with Linux Mint 12 RC and made 
for FreeDOS, swap and root.   Mint on a 1 GB 300 MHz Pentium III is not 
a pleasant
experience.  Think molasses and quadratic.  I installed the GPIB files 
but couldn't
figure out how to make them work.

I then burned 32 bit F16 onto a DVD+R.  The computer would not boot the DVD.
I then tried a DVD-R.  Still no boot.  After installing F16 via pxeboot 
I checked both DVDs
with dd and both read the full disc without reporting errors.

This time Anaconda was well behaved.  I installed F16 software dev.  Not 
too quickly, but definitely faster
than a mole in granite.  I installed kernel-dev and was able to install 
Linux GPIB from the source tarball.
I edited gpib.conf for my board, issued a modprobe pc2_gpib and voila! 
ibtest worked.

I do not recommend a 1GB 300 MHz Pentium III for modern Linux, but it is 
the fastest thing I have
that doesn't lock up when the GPIB board is installed.   (Now I have to 
RTFM the counter manual).

On 11/11/2011 05:25 AM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> I prepped an old 20 GB IDE drive with a 500 MB FreeDOS partition.
> Anaconds 25 refused to use this disk unless it wiped out existing
> partition table  (and FreeDOS with it).
> I prepped an old 18 GB IDE drive with 500 MB of FreeDOS and loaded
> Xubuntu 10.10 on the rest using manual partition.  Xubuntu cheerfully
> installed alongside FreeDOS and even generated the Grub2 commands
> for multiple booting.
> I think Anaconda's greed will provoke a number of flames.
> First the Emperor's GUI and now this.

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R     caf at
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231   503-614-0430

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