Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: July 26 2008,19:56
I haven't tried the grub cheatcode for traditional install simply because persistent partition(s) in frugal installs can share the same partition for /home and /opt and so it includes the /home designation on that partition -- so it's not quite the same as mounting a partition as /home. DSL is a live CD, not traditional Debian installer (see below). Users who want a traditional hard drive install have to weigh the "quirks" related to un-knoppix'ing and un-DSL'ing a CD-based distro or just living with it on one partition and with some odd behavior that carries over from the engineering required to run Debian (edit: in the forms of Knoppix or DSL) from a live CD.
Just remember (or be warned!) to put any new persistent partitions above all that "added by knoppix" crap in fstab because knoppix owns and rewrites all of those lines and below them in often odd, unpredictable, capricious ways. Which gets me back to something I've come to think is sound advice: if you want a Debian-like system, install Debian; if you want DSL, use it as it's designed -- which means as a live CD or frugal-installed system.
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