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the_oak
post Jul 11 2008, 07:33 PM
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On the desktop and laptop, I've used GPartEd (on Ubuntu Live CD) and QtPartEd (on a Kanotix Live CD) and never had any corruption. It is able to resize the partition without corrupting data. I've used it at least 20 times, probably more. (Trying various linux distros (Mandrake, Knoppix, Turbo Linux, Slack, BeOS, Ubuntu, RedHat, Suse, OpenSuse, Kanotix, and which one was it that let you play Tetris while it installed?) on both my laptop, and desktop computer.) When I've installed a new hard drive, I used the "Restore CD" that came with my laptop, then resized the partition, and used freed space to install Linux to have a dual boot machine. I bought an extra hard drive caddy, and had one hard drive for daily use, and another for trying out distros. I've trashed my computer plenty of times trying new stuff, (just trashed my C1000 recently trying new stuff) but have never had QtPartEd cause a problem.

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IMHO, fooling with the boot loader (especially GRUB) has always been the thing that was most prone to problems. LILO was always less risky. You could simply uninstall it (lilo -u), and do "fdisk /mbr" or "fixmbr" in Windows repair console.
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Capn_Fish
post Jul 11 2008, 07:44 PM
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Like I said, I haven't experienced issues, and have confidence in the software, I'm just saying that to me it feels like an invitation for issues to repartition on the fly, so to speak. I also don't mind rebuilding my computers, so that's probably the leading reason I'm disinclined to use it.
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the_oak
post Jul 13 2008, 05:00 AM
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By the way, I'm not saying that I think it should be included in the ROM. It is more useful to prepare the hd for an install, than to use after the install. But I do think it is a nice piece of software.
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post Jul 14 2008, 12:14 PM
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2 wishes from me:

pwm/pi (password manager from kopi)

and vim (just basic, not all the special add ins)


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Capn_Fish
post Jul 14 2008, 08:09 PM
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I don't think Vim will make it, as we already have the easier-to-use Nano in there as the CLI editor...

Does anybody have more discussion on the current list? Things that are bad fits, truely unnecessary, etc.?
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the_oak
post Jul 15 2008, 03:45 AM
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For System >> Package manager, I see there is still only a placeholder. Is synaptic too large? It is a gui front-end for apt-get.

http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/
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Capn_Fish
post Jul 15 2008, 07:42 AM
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Oh, yeah...

I don't have final word on what the package management system will be, so that can't really be filled in right now. I assume it will be Synaptic (however large and heavy it may be) or QPKG.
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post Jul 15 2008, 10:01 AM
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What about aptitude for the package manager? Presumably it should be less resource-intensive than synaptic.
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Capn_Fish
post Jul 15 2008, 01:56 PM
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I agree, but tghen there's the user-friendly factor (the CLI is scary, I guess).

I still need to learn what packaging system is being used, though.
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post Jul 21 2008, 06:42 AM
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The window manager and related stuff appears to be the biggest question as of right now, so what do people think? I believe the main choices being looked at are (not an official list by any means):

-Fluxbox
-Matchbox
-IceWM
-LXDE
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post Jul 21 2008, 07:12 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jul 21 2008, 05:42 PM) *
The window manager and related stuff appears to be the biggest question as of right now, so what do people think? I believe the main choices being looked at are (not an official list by any means):

-Fluxbox
-Matchbox
-IceWM
-LXDE

I would personally prefer OpenBox.
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the_oak
post Jul 21 2008, 07:58 AM
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I used IceWM about 5 years ago on the desktop, and thought it was overly plain. It has probably progressed since then. The others I have never tried. So I would say the best one is the one that is most stable, least resource hungry, and still configurable to have a desktop that can be dressed up or down (to taste).

(That probably didn't help much.)
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post Jul 21 2008, 08:35 AM
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I'm going to build LXDE and post some screen shots shortly... (not today)

Late
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Capn_Fish
post Jul 21 2008, 10:30 AM
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Here's a screenshot from the website, FWIW.

EDIT: LXDE uses Openbox by default, but perhaps that could be up for debate as well (it appears to be very easy to change the WM, so something like Fluxbox with the LXDE components isn't out of the question).
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the_oak
post Jul 21 2008, 05:08 PM
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LXDE looks very nice!
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