A first look at Progeny Debian 2.0
Posted on: 05/01/2004 11:00 PM
Componentized Linux by Progeny is a new kind of Linux distribution, built as a set of interchangeable parts. The core component is an LSB 1.3 certified Linux runtime.
I take today a look at an earlier developer snapshot of Progeny Debian 2.0, the first Linux distribution based on Componentized Linux.
Progeny Debian 2.0 based on Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (Sarge) and comes with Progeny's Debian port of the Anaconda installer (the Red Hat/Fedora Linux installer). First CD boot
The CD boot menu is identically to Red Hat/Fedora Linux. Pressing the enter key will install Progeny Debian in graphical mode, while linux text
will run a text based setup.
There are more options available: linux noprobe
will disable the hardware detection. linux mediacheck
will test the install media. linux rescue
enable the rescue mode. With linux dd
you can install a driver from a driver disk. linux updates
will install from an installer update disk. memtest86
will run a memory test.
General boot help describes additional boot options for problematic hardware. For example: linux resolution=1024x768
will boot the graphical installer in 1024x768
There are additional kernel parameters available. kernel mem=128M noprobe
will install on a system with 128MB using noprobe mode.
Rescue mode help will display the rescue options. However, there is only one option available.