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mostwanted
February 24th, 2006, 08:09 PM
It's a great LIVE cd, it sets up stuff properly (or so it seems), automounts all partitions, boots pretty fast, includes proprietary drivers for graphics cards and has the sexy, sexy Enlightenment R17 with lots of bling bling.

http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Download/0.4/

On top of that you can install to your harddisk from the LIVE cd itself, which I'm doing currently ;)

Iandefor
February 24th, 2006, 08:30 PM
It's a great LIVE cd, it sets up stuff properly (or so it seems), automounts all partitions, boots pretty fast, includes proprietary drivers for graphics cards and has the sexy, sexy Enlightenment R17 with lots of bling bling.

http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Download/0.4/

On top of that you can install to your harddisk from the LIVE cd itself, which I'm doing currently ;) Yeah, Elive is a pretty awesome distro. E17 is one of my favorite DE's (Such a shame it isn't stable!).

mostwanted
February 24th, 2006, 09:51 PM
I'll change the subject of this topic slightly.

I got it installed now but GRUB still uses the same old Ubuntu list. Anyone have any experience adding other distros to the boot list? I could use some help with this :-k

jasay
February 24th, 2006, 10:23 PM
Well, I'm hardly the expert, but I would
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst and scroll down 'til I see something like:

title Ubuntu Breezy Badger, kernel 2.6.12-10-686-smp
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-10-686-smp root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-10-686-smp
boot
I would copy/paste those lines and change title to something about elive, it doesn't matter what. Change root to the correct hd and partition (where the first harddrive is hd0, second is hd1, etc. and the first partition is 0, second is 1, etc.) Then I would open nautilus to poke around in /boot of the partition that elive is installed on (after mounting of course). Replace vmlinuz* and initrd.img* with whatever version are in the elive partition and make sure root=/dev/eliveroot. I don't know what options can be used with elive so I would get rid of at least splash and maybe quiet.

**Usually warning about don't do anything I say because it might destroy your computer, though in reality I don't see how it could becaues you should still be able to boot the other OS's:rolleyes: .**

WalterDirt
February 24th, 2006, 10:52 PM
Does anyone know where you can get that background in this screenshot?

http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Main/Screenshots/_previews/demos-1.jpg.html

Bandit
February 24th, 2006, 11:17 PM
Does anyone know where you can get that background in this screenshot?

http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Main/Screenshots/_previews/demos-1.jpg.html
Thats a E17 background. It should come with the E17 theme files.

Alpha_toxic
February 25th, 2006, 10:50 AM
WOW, this really looks cool!!! :D

exkalibur
February 26th, 2006, 06:17 PM
It looks good and the install is pretty simple but, after spending a day with it.... I missed ubuntu.... Getting spoiled I guess....;)

joplass
March 9th, 2006, 11:03 PM
I wonder what is happening to ebuntu.

Klejs
March 9th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Looks nice, but I'm not an fan of the EDE

darkmatter
March 9th, 2006, 11:59 PM
Does anyone know where you can get that background in this screenshot?

http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Main/Screenshots/_previews/demos-1.jpg.html

http://www3.get-e.org/Backgrounds/Static/

Scroll down ;)

bonzodog
March 10th, 2006, 12:18 AM
I got it installed now but GRUB still uses the same old Ubuntu list. Anyone have any experience adding other distros to the boot list? I could use some help with this :-k

Try running
$sudo update-grub from ubuntu.

Jucato
March 10th, 2006, 04:17 AM
E17 on the Live CD is really cool. Their E Panel (or whatever the control panel is called) is very, very nice. Too bad, they only install E16. :(
Is E17 now considered a desktop environment, or still remains within the window manager category?

Bandit
March 10th, 2006, 04:33 AM
E17 on the Live CD is really cool. Their E Panel (or whatever the control panel is called) is very, very nice. Too bad, they only install E16. :(
Is E17 now considered a desktop environment, or still remains within the window manager category?
I may be wrong, but I think they are aiming it at being a desktop enviroment.
I am going to try to download it now and try it also..

Jucato
March 10th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Well, so far I don't think they're there yet. I just noticed that most of the stuff in E17 are GNOME apps. But I'm not really 100% sure about it. If somehow I could get KDE + E17 + XGL all in one OS, then that would be wow! Eye-candy extreme! :D

Rev. Nathan
March 10th, 2006, 06:08 AM
I was using an earlier version, when I saw it as a stable project on distrowatch. Seeing another update, they have added a buttload since. I'm stoked; this could end up being a pretty decent OS! :)

Duncan_Idaho
March 17th, 2006, 03:35 AM
I may be wrong, but I think they are aiming it at being a desktop enviroment.

they use the term "desktop shell"
maybe it's somethig in between a DE and a WM