Yep, it's true what I said in the subject, and I'm talking about
RedHat 5.2 (with the odd upgrade).
You see, since I no longer have an ethernet connection, I have to go
in to college to download Linux. So at the moment, I'm sitting in
college on a Windows 2000 computer downloading Linux.
I have to say that Linux has spoilt me rotten. Imagine this: you look
at the disk space and there is about 2.2GB free, easily enough for the
two RH7.1 iso images. Or so you would think. So I started the
downloads for the two images. 10 minutes it said it would take total.
Not a bad estimate as it happened.
Well, it downloaded them to disk in about 10 minutes as predicted, but
then it decided to move them from the temporary download space to the
file I had designated. OK, that's not so stupid, until you consider
the way that was done. Well, by moving, what it actually does is to
copy the file and delete the original. Hell not even DOS did that (the
source and destination are on the same partition). The copying process
claimed to take 20 minutes to complete (twice as long as the
download), but since I had only 2.2GB free (easily enough for 2 CDs)
it ran out half way through copying since it didn't have space for 4
CDs on the disk. Well, after the first image burns sucessfully on to
disk, I'll think I'll try with the second one.
As it happens, i've never had quite such shitty treatment from my
RedHat box, and further to that it doesn't take it 10 minutes to copy
a 600 MB file. Oh, yeah and in case i forgot to mention, this computer
I'm on at the moment is a PII 400 128M, and my computer is a lowly
To add insult to injury, the new Adaptec EZ-CD seems to have sprouted
some kind of office style assistant. Not only that, it seems to have
turned incredibly patronising. Why in hells name does it feel it
necessary to tell me that creating music CDs is fun. It's not fun,
The *ING *JUST BURNT A *ING COASTER BECAUSE OF A *ING
BUFFER UNDERRUN * * * *!!!!!!
I hate this shit, why can't they run Linux?