a more simple question?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Tue Mar 5 03:01:09 UTC 2013

Hi, I forgot, before trying to use volname, type which volname and hit 
enter once first.  If you hear nothing then volname wasn't installed.On 
Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Karen Lewellen wrote:

> That is exactly what I hope I will not need to do.
> although I feared that might be needful.
> I have 6 or more DVD images of the entire debian squeeze structure.  None of
> which got used because someone else  in America put  some of debian on a hard
> drive and mailed it to me.
> I have no idea fully what is here, and again not finding the in person
> training have no real way of discovering without risking damaging the install
> already here.
> It is funny, since Paul brought up the 63 k packages in debian.
> I asked on the Debian discussion list about installing the entire thing, so I
> could in theory examine the say 20 media players included, or discover
> programs I might not know exist that might be useful.
> I was told that no no one really uses all of it.  In fact even on the speak up
> list Samuel would say, you do not need more than the first couple of images.
> What I do not understand though is why?
> Others here have talked of the complexities.  I am going to find that article
> about Linux and its limitations in the consumer market,  mostly because there
> is so much of it.
> Such to my mind is why more and more you find the watered down GUI efforts
> that may be less accessible.  People trying to reduce the expansive to
> manageable levels.
> Please understand, I applaud how versatile the structure is.  But if it does
> not translate into  swift and efficient mastering what is the point?
> Paul's comment about Dos hobbyist made me laugh, because the same can be said
> for Linux...but more of them...with different ideas and different goals etc.
> I looked at Professor Tim's tutorial on key mapping and was reminded why I
> want a human in person thank you very much.
> I am very serious that there are things I know can only be done well in Linux,
> Lillypond for example which I very much want to use professionally.
> Audacity is another one, possible Hindenburg Journalist if there is a Linux
> port of it by now.
> But I recall asking about doing a task on the debian list only to find that it
> took four    program to accomplish what I can manage with one elsewhere.
> It is like someone writing a program to serve as half a hand clap.  A left
> hand program, but you have to use another program for the right hand and a
> third to make them clap together lol.
> i will not be dumping shellworld for stand alone Linux  though, no need.
> And if I have to start over meaning the network is not found, then I will be
> waiting to find real in person wisdom for sure.
> Thanks,
> Karen
> On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > If the needed drivers are on the debian installation disk I'd start
> > install up again in this situation, choose language and keyboard and
> > country, then hit m to drop to menu and choose the number for configure
> > network off that menu.  If the disk is able to set up a network connection
> > for you you choose dhcp or pppoe or bootp you'l be able to drop back to
> > menu and exit out of menu and reboot the system with your network setup
> > still operational.
> >
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> > Remember Microsoft didn't write Tiger 10.4 or any of its successors.
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