To get to the bottom of things I burnt the distro twice, 2 disks. This time I got a little further than last time. I actually got to the point where one could choose the language, keyboard and dektop layout. I saw the desktop and when I right-clicked on it the menu came up. When clicking on the items:
Accessories - no applications
Development - no applications
Games - no applications
Graphics - no applications
Internet - no applications
Multimedia - no applications
then the system locked up. I didn't get to see the Office. Most probably - no applications.
I wasn't able to eject the disk - nothing moved. My right index-finger came to the rescue by pressing the on/off button for an extended period of time.
I attempted the second disk. So far, so good until I reached the graphics again. Maybe I took a little longer in looking at the map of the world, but this time I didn't get at far as the Multimedia. It froze already while on the graphics - no applications (of course).
This exercise proves beyond any doubt, that neither the disks were at fault nor my ordinary faithful old Lenovo Laptop (it works with most distros). The mere fact that all directories contain no applications is enough for me to suggest that the software is at fault. I would strongly suggest to the developers to have another serious look at the distro.
My experience with Elive was disappointing. During installation it wouldn't let me install. It always asked to do the resolution again and when I agreed it didn't like it and said Ishould install first, which I wanted to do in the first place. And - that spun into a never-ending circle :))
Hi! I'm relatively new to this wonderful Operating System. I began to use Linux in 2009, and I'm really very happy to have migrated to Linux. My standard system till now has been Ubuntu, but I've just known Elive 2, and I think I will migrate to this new one. It's really a new visual world, specially clean and very attractive, and that's is very important for me.
Pros: GUI superb. Right/Left click on desktop clever and creates easiest desktop of all OS available. With 120 GIG HD loaded with 3 Windows OS plus PC/OS, Mint 8, PCLinuxOS & Mandriva I dare not try the install for fear of inadequate Grub formation. Only PC/OS used as LAST install gives satisfactory Grub at this time.
Cons: Warning about NTFS scarry but avoiding possible problems given.
IBM NetVista 1.8 MHZ 250 Meg RAM Pentium $79 - Incl Ship - Ebay replaced CD ROM with CD/DVD RW
Congratulations. Keep away from the permissions-password nonsense please on final distribution.
I have said that this OS is very good - but there is one caveat: I could not install the OS because you will need a .cod file which I found impossible to install.
If you want to run this from a live CD (and suffer the long installation time each time you switch on) then it is perfect; otherwise, you need to be a computer expert to install this OS ... but it seems to me to be the case with all of Linux in one way or another.
Personally I need a Linux intstallation like this but which is easy to install. The ones that are easy to install are VERY difficult to use.
Elive 1.0 I wanted a distro that installed and ran easily on a modest 1Ghz machine and that did not require me to learn anything about the command line.
Elive is perfect for me...all my hardware works (including everything I need to do with DVDs) and the only thing I needed to learn was a little bit about disk partitioning. "cfdisk" was pretty straightforward. (10 minutes on google, combined with useful prompting from the elive installer helped me get the partitioning right)
I now have a fully functioning system. And I mean fully. This is the first distro of the (approx 25) distros I have tried, to give me the look, feel and functionality I needed. Without tinkering.