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alan01346
I'm still on my project to multiboot 2 machines so I have Linux to try
Android development but I've got one working.  I just reinstalled Lilo
from a Debian install CD, and I can do it again if I break it again.
So XP, OpenBSD, Debian, all working on my 2008 Dell Latitude D530
laptop.

I had heard that Arch Linux was the most like OpenBSD but it's nowhere
near as mature.  I spent about a week on it, downloaded the live CD
and installed from it, only to find the live CDs aren't up to date
really and installing took another 24 hours of downloading current
stuff.  X isn't one nice tidy package there like it is with OpenBSD.
I finally got it working but FVWM never looked quite right, some stuff
missing, some other stuff I didn't bother to remove.  Never got to
1920x1080 video like I have here.  My motherboard video from Intel
(different machine) is really made by Nvidia so I tried about 3
drivers including one from Nvidia that wouldn't compile.  The same
hardware has been working without a glitch under OpenBSD for years, I
never knew there was anything odd about it, it just works.  Installing
OpenBSD has never been much harder than installing Windows.  Arch was
too much like Slackware from 1995, tracking down drivers, calculating
modelines.  Some strange rationale for using network interface names
like enp0s29f7u2 too.  Nothing good about the experience at all, I
could have lived with it, 20 years ago I might have, but Debian and
OpenBSD got me used to an easier life.  And I've used FreeBSD and Red
Hat before they got so commercial.  Ubuntu, tried it, replaced it with
Debian in a week. Linux is still sorta Mickey Mouse in my opinion, but
sometimes it works.

Device     Boot      Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *            63   65545199   65545137  31.3G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2         65545200  198659789  133114590  63.5G a6 OpenBSD
/dev/sda3        198659790  264188924   65529135  31.3G 83 Linux
/dev/sda4        264188986 1953520064 1689331079 805.5G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5        264188988  329734124   65545137  31.3G  b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6        329734188  395279324   65545137  31.3G  b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda7        395279388  403472474    8193087   3.9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8        403476480 1427476479 1024000000 488.3G a6 OpenBSD
/dev/sda9       1427487768 1953520064  526032297 250.9G 83 Linux

  Alan Corey, ab1jx
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Credit is the root of all evil.  - AB1JX