dawgdoc wrote:It would seem that MALsPa initially felt the same and has now become less risk averse (if you don't consider the backups and multi-boot )
libssd wrote:bobcollard wrote:Actually automounting any external drive including Fat 32 or other partition is not one of Linux's better traits. I have to Mount my 250GB USB every time I startup or reboot. It's for backup and extended data saving formated Fat 32.
It's not just Linux. I have a firewire 1tb WD external drive attached to my iMac, and sometimes it shows up automatically, sometimes it doesn't. I generally don't notice the problem until Time Machine complains it hasn't been able to do a backup for some time. Apple's disk utility can't find it; I have to force the issue by unplugging/replugging the drive.
randomizer wrote:Linux is a clone of Minix which is a clone of UNIX, while BSD is a descendent of UNIX. They're not really that close to each other if you put them on a timeline.
libssd wrote:randomizer wrote:Linux is a clone of Minix which is a clone of UNIX, while BSD is a descendent of UNIX. They're not really that close to each other if you put them on a timeline.
I think of them all as *nix. Family relationships are close enough that I can use pretty much the same commands from CLI, and use "man xxxxx" to find out how something works. Long live vi!
randomizer wrote:alpha1 wrote:Yes, but what about something as basic and simple as auto mounting NTFS partitions?
Thats sure is a n00b killer.
You never mentioned anything about n00bs before. You were talking about "working out of the box." If auto-mounting is intentionally left out, then it's still working out of the box as far as the developers intended it. But as I don't use Mepis I have no idea whether it's supposed to automount or not. I've not run into any GNOME- or KDE-based distro that didn't. Xfce doesn't automount by default.
alpha1 wrote:Working out of the box is meant mainly for n00bs.
randomizer wrote:alpha1 wrote:Working out of the box is meant mainly for n00bs.
But how do you differentiate "working" and "not working"? If a lack of automounting is a deliberate design decision, then it is working out of the box. It's just not working how you want it to.
z06gal wrote:now you have my curiosity peaked.
alpha1 wrote:And since it would not be based on Sid, we may also expect a lot of hardware not working out of box.
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