Best source of Linux CD-ROM??

Best source of Linux CD-ROM??

Post by Paul Smi » Sun, 07 Nov 1993 03:17:53

I'm looking for a a no fuss, it installs out of the box via boot floppies
that walk you through installation onto your typical PC-CLONE Intel
box just like comercial Unixes (OSes).  Price is not as important, since
duplication on many machines is still free.

I'v been told that at least 3 companies sell Linux on CD-ROM:

1) Igdercyl ??
2) Transamerictec ??
3) Lnux System labs

I've been also told that one of the above (or not mentioned) is a clean
install and robust.

Could anyone offer their input on the source to buy from, with phone number.


Curt Smith, Computer Generation Inc., Atlanta Georgia, 404-705-2854


Best source of Linux CD-ROM??

Post by Alex Fre » Sun, 07 Nov 1993 03:59:11

I own several different Linux CDROMS and I like Trans-Ameritech one the best.
It doesn't have as mane sources as the Yggdrasil one, but installation is
easier and cleaner.
The phone listed on my cdrom is (408) 727-3883

| -Alex Freed (The opinions expressed are my own.       |                  
|               However everyone is entitled to them.)  |                  



1. CD-ROM mount needs source <--> source needs CD-ROM mount

I've just ploughed through the entirety of misc,hardware and setup, to no
avail;  I installed Linux from the sbpcd boot disk (as I have a Panasonic
CD-ROM drive hanging off a SoundBlaster-compat. card), and the CD-ROM drive
chugged away happily to give me the OS.  However, my concerns about the size of
everything I was prompted to install made me decide NOT to install the linux

Now, when I boot up the CD drive cannot be mounted because of 'wrong fs, blah
blah, or other error'.  I interrogated sbpcd.h (I *did* install the includes)
and the setup was incorrect.  Because I can't mount the CD drive I can't get
the source off the CD - re-booting off the boot disk (sbpcd) and trying a
reinstall  from the CD using setup gives a warning that the CD drive can't be

Should I delete the linux partition and start from scratch again?  I do really
need to access the CD drive, and I realise now that it is kind of useful to
have the OS source.

Apart from that, it's great having a proper OS on my PC at last!


2. gunzip

3. Universal CD-ROM resells LINUX CD-ROM

4. Sendmail .forward question

5. linux, Mitsumi CD-ROM (& SB), & the TA CD-ROM - solved!

6. help needed with philips CM monitor & Video7 card

7. CD-ROM not detected by linux after CD-ROM install

8. LILO & Win95

9. Linux from Nascent CD-ROM won't mount my panasonic cd-rom drive

10. (Q) Best Linux CD-ROM

11. Best CD-ROM Distribution of Linux

12. best linux cd-rom distribution?

13. Q: Best Linux CD-ROM ?