[nmglug] Questions About Dual Booting From A USB Drive

William D. Nystrom wdn at lanl.gov
Thu Apr 7 14:41:51 PDT 2005

On Wed, April 6, 2005 2:08 pm, Mark Galassi said:
>     >>> Initially, I'm interested in trying Debian, Fedora Core 3 and
>     >>> perhaps Gentoo.
>     >>  I think you should also try Ubuntu.  The "Hoary Hedgehog"
>     >> release candidate is probably worth a try!  I think it will do
>     >> all of the hardware detection you need, similar to what Knoppix
>     >> will do.
>     William> What I am looking for regarding Linux is a distro that
>     William> has alot of prebuilt packages that are easy to install
>     William> and stays pretty close to the latest developments.
> That is a good idea.  I recommend straight debian or ubuntu or mepis.
> Ubuntu and Mepis are both debian distros where you can put the
> standard debian testing or unstable servers in /etc/apt/sources.list,
> so you get the full body of Debian packages.

So I don't actually know all that much about Debian.  For straight Debian,
do you have to choose between stable, testing and unstable or can you have
some or all of the three different flavors?  Your email seems to imply
you need something like Ubuntu or Mepis to use all three flavors at once.

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