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    Bridge Linux

    All,

    I recently installed Arch on my netbook as many of you recommended it not only as a stable OS that can be as minimal as I wanted, but also as a way to increase my knowledge of the command line what what goes on behind a GUI.

    Well, I will admit I liked the experience more than I thought I would, but it was probably also too big a jump for me to go from Ubuntu to Arch. I was reading about Bridge Linux, and it seemed a good step in my learning curve, but I am unable to get the 32bit ISO to work as when I try to boot from a USB stick I get a message telling me the kernel is not available. I read a review where this was the issue also. I checked the Bridge Forum, but did not find my answer.

    Can anyone point me to a working download, or can anyone point me to a distro based on Arch, but with more GUI in setting it up?

    Chris

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    Lightbulb Re: Bridge Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by chris1216 View Post

    Can anyone point me to a working download, or can anyone point me to a distro based on Arch, but with more GUI in setting it up?
    ArchBang - I used it for about six months, then made the jump to standard Arch Linux. It is excellent for learning about Arch without having to configure every little thing.

    http://archbang.org/

    Tim
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    Re: Bridge Linux

    I'd like an iteration of Arch that I can install from usb--not Chakra (because I dislike KDE).

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    Post Re: Bridge Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by drawkcab View Post
    I'd like an iteration of Arch that I can install from usb--not Chakra (because I dislike KDE).
    http://wiki.archbang.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

    You can customise your install to suit your needs, and draw on the vast resources & knowledge of the Arch Linux community. The download page has links to both 32 & 64 bit versions, bootable as a live CD / USB – allowing you to easily test it out before doing a full install.
    Tim
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    Re: Bridge Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by chris1216 View Post
    All,

    I was reading about Bridge Linux, and it seemed a good step in my learning curve, but I am unable to get the 32bit ISO to work as when I try to boot from a USB stick I get a message telling me the kernel is not available. I read a review where this was the issue also. I checked the Bridge Forum, but did not find my answer.

    Can anyone point me to a working download, or can anyone point me to a distro based on Arch, but with more GUI in setting it up?

    Chris
    How are you transferring it to your USB stick? Bridge Linux works fine for me when I do a DD transfer to my USB sticks.

    Code:
    dd if=bridgelinux.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4k
    of course you would change the .iso name and /dev/sdX to reflect the real .iso and sdX device names.

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    Re: Bridge Linux

    Ratcheer--I will read up on Archbang and see if I think it is for me.

    Antman-- I am using Universal USB installer. I have never had an issue with it before, except on this distro of Bridge. I will see if I can make the dd command work.

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    Re: Bridge Linux

    So after some more searching and reading I came across a suggestion to try a different program to put the iso on the USB. I used Lili Live Linux creator and this solved the issue.

    I ended up putting Archbang on the netbook and so far it is exactly what I want. Minimal and snappy. Thanks for the suggestion Ratcheer.

    Chris

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    Cool Re: Bridge Linux

    I ended up putting Archbang on the netbook and so far it is exactly what I want. Minimal and snappy. Thanks for the suggestion Ratcheer.

    Chris
    You are welcome. I thought you would like it.

    Note that once installation is completed and it has given you a usable default environment, ArchBang is just Arch Linux. You will get the same packages when you upgrade. There are some slight cosmetic differences, but that's about all.

    Tim
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    Re: Bridge Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by chris1216 View Post
    So after some more searching and reading I came across a suggestion to try a different program to put the iso on the USB. I used Lili Live Linux creator and this solved the issue.

    I ended up putting Archbang on the netbook and so far it is exactly what I want. Minimal and snappy. Thanks for the suggestion Ratcheer.

    Chris
    Chris, can you point me in the direction of the stuff you looked at?

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