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    Bits from Progeny
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, October 19, 2002 – 17:50
    ProgenyProgeny has come up with three bits of news this week. First it has announced Platform Services for providing a Linux platform on which value added Linux-powered products can be built (e.g. appliances).

    And of more technical interest Discover 2.0 has been released. Discover is a cross platform hardware detection system, that might some day be the de-facto hardware detection tool in Debian. Also the graphical PGI installer has reached version 1.0. PGI is an advanced installer that can be used to either install a bespoke or stock woody system and features hardware detection support.

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    Subject: I tried PGI ISO
    Author: the_2nd_coming
    Date: Friday, 2002/10/25 – 01:48
    I tried it on my HP Zt1130 Laptop. it could not set up an X server, I think this might have been due to the version of X it came with. also, Grub did not configue to set up my windows partition.

    I cannot comment ont he rest of the installation process becasue I could not get an X server up and running. I suggest that you might want to offer a stable branch installer a testing branch installer and an unstable branch installer and carry the respective packages for PGI to use before the base system is installed

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    Subject: I tried it on my HP Zt1130
    Author: Overfiend
    Date: Friday, 2002/10/25 – 17:38
    I tried it on my HP Zt1130 Laptop. it could not set up an X server, I think this might have been due to the version of X it came with…I cannot comment on the rest of the installation process becasue I could not get an X server up and running.

    Why don’t you try the installer’s text mode?

    At the syslinux “boot:” prompt, just type “install textmode”. Also, the installer should have fallen back to text mode if the X server refused to start.

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    Subject: What happened to the ISO of PGI+Woody beta?
    Author: Quietti
    Date: Sunday, 2002/10/20 – 13:52
    The directory where PGI 1.0 archives are found used to contain ISO images of PGI+Woody for i386 and ia64, but it no longer does. Does Branden have any plan to produce an updated ISO with PGI 1.0 and XFree86 4.2.1 to replace that old beta release? It would really be nice if he did. 🙂
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    Subject: You asked for it
    Author: jdaily
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/10/23 – 17:58
    We (Progeny) have just released a new woody installer based on PGI.
    Check it out at http://archive.progeny.com/progeny/pgi/.
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    Subject: Sweet!
    Author: stealth
    Date: Thursday, 2002/10/24 – 16:04
    Thanks.. I look forward to giving it a shot this afternoon.
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