Yoper doesn’t fulfill the bargain…

I gave the latest version of Yoper a try tonight and was not impressed. It’s an extremely different installation.  I was able to get everything installed after a couple of tries to see different options and how they would play out.  However, I could not get either Lilo or Grub to play nice.  I thought that perhaps the media had been messed up (even though md5 checksum was ok) but everything checked out fine.  I tried switching filesystem types because I’ve heard that grub doesn’t like reiserfs much…but no go.  So, unfortunately, the “fastest Linux distro out of the box” has to be put back into the box and out of my little test.  I may have to just remove one distro out of the list.
I’m going to ‘attempt’ a couple of more installs before I throw in the towel.  I’ll attempt Kanotix and Arch Linux to see if things will play nice…I just want another unknown distro to fill in with some of the more well known ones now to showcase it’s desktop.  Perhaps I’ll find it in one of these two.

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  • http://techpatterns.com h2

    Yoper must use Lilo, it’s not an option. It’s a very fast distro, too bad you gave up on it, it’s interesting.

  • http://Thisone Devnet

    That’s really too bad too. Lilo isn’t as compatible as grub is. I know I didn’t want to give up on Yoper but I had to remember that I am doing this ‘Desktop Review’ based on how a new user would fare. So I have to pick distros that you put the disk in and install (or in the case of Knoppix, use the install script). It has to be newbie-fied for the review. If we are to pull more people into the open source tow…we must have something that people feel comfortable with…and that means less interaction with installation processes and hardware installation. If they feel comfortable right away…they’ll be less apt to just give up if they hit a snag. But to have that many snags right out of the gate…you can bet that the person will give up and just go install Windows XP.