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    Progeny Announces PGI-based Woody ISO
    Submitted by jdaily on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 – 17:44
    ProgenyIn light of recent negative reviews of Debian in which the installer was roundly criticized, this announcement may have particular timeliness and relevance.

    Progeny has made available an i386 Debian 3.0 (woody) installer image based on PGI, the Progeny Graphical Installer. This is available at http://archive.progeny.com/progeny/pgi/.

    PGI, which was used in the much-acclaimed Progeny distribution (another offshoot of Debian) is an easy-to-use GUI installer that alleviates most user concerns about Debian’s installer.

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    Subject: It is still buggy for me.
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/11/19 – 21:43
    I tried it’s rescue disk capability by using the ‘boot’ option and pointing it to my /dev/hda3 where my main Debian install resides. It’s supposed to be good for when your Linux won’t boot. Just by following their instructions, I got a kernel panic and no boot. 🙁

    I guess I will stick with Toms Root Boot.

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    Subject: well….
    Author: sproctor
    Date: Monday, 2002/10/28 – 06:25
    …it didn’t work for me.

    I have a USB mouse, one of those ones that lights up. well, it didn’t. The other installer I used (I forget whose ISO), worked wonderfully in this respect. Also the lack of PPP support thwarted my install. It seemed nice besides these two things.Perhaps we’ll have better luck next time. These don’t seem like difficult things to add.

    I imagine they’re using kernel 2.2 (because I used 2.4 and the usb worked wonderfullly), so perhaps using 2.4 would help my condition.

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    Subject: yeh..
    Author: Suppafly
    Date: Thursday, 2002/11/07 – 02:24
    Yeh, I couldn’t get it to recognize my usb mouse either, even after specifying that it was usb, fortunately, you can use the keyboard just fine to get thru it.
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    Subject: Anyone used it yet?
    Author: Suppafly
    Date: Friday, 2002/10/25 – 17:52
    Anyone used this yet? It seems like an exciting possibility considering that the normal debian installer sucks. Honestly, the installer is probably the only thing keeping debian from widespread acceptance.
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    Subject: b-f vs. d-i
    Author: DanielS
    Date: Monday, 2002/10/28 – 00:18
    boot-floppies is appalling. debian-installer is quite nice, and in the long run a much better option than PGI – it’s more flexible, etc. I suggest you give PGI to friends, etc, as a temporary measure, but if you want to improve Debian in the long run, help out with d-i!
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    Subject: Worked for me on two machines
    Author: Frederik Dannemare
    Date: Saturday, 2002/10/26 – 12:58
    Worked for me on two machines. The hardware auto detection identified my hardware and I was pretty much up’n’running in notime. Just make sure you have xDSL or something, if you want a fully-functional desktop machine, ’cause you’ll be needing to download a lot of stuff, unless you already have the original Woody CD set.
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    Subject: you know what,
    Author: the_2nd_coming
    Date: Saturday, 2002/10/26 – 22:04
    I could not get PGI to work on my laptop…it could not get an x-server up and running…I found out that it is becasue XF86 4.1.x does not have support for the Savage family of GFX cards. I think the PGI team needs to have an XF4.2 ISO cd so that PGI can use that rather than 4.1, or atleast give the user the option.
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    Subject: Yup! I need XF4.2 for my old
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/10/30 – 05:10
    Yup! I need XF4.2 for my old S3 Trio64. The only other way is to install XF3.3.x! dang!
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    Subject: Got a coworker to try it
    Author: GreatJehovah
    Date: Saturday, 2002/10/26 – 00:16
    He set out to put Linux onto an IBM Thinkpad a31. He said he had always wanted to try Debian but was intimidated by the installer so I burned him a disc but it didn’t automatically configure his network card so he gave up and installed Redhat instead.
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