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06 Nov 2004

Dead CD-ROM

Today I took a LG CD-ROM from an old Dell PC I've decommissioned, and put in in a Compaq I'm setting up for friends, and Compaq is now installing Debian as I type. The newer and on paper much faster LG CD-ROM appears to be quite dead, and explains why the machine wouldn't boot from CD-ROM when I first tried.

I've not decided exactly how to set up the machine, at the moment Debian is on auto-pilot, and seems to be installing about a billion GNOME things on the box. I don't think I like GNOME, I think KDE is much nicer, but I'll give it a go first, and anyway as Debian's APT tool is so powerful I can easily change my mind later on if I want.