Talk:Installing on Linux



At this time, November 2008, it appears installing from repositories installs only 32 bit BOINC but that may change in time.

Not quite true, it depends on the distribution. Ubuntu does have a 64-bit BOINC if you use the 64-bit distro. As far as I know, Debian has a broken 64-bit package (the platform name is wrong, so it can't get work from any project). Nicolas (talk) 20:36, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Page Section Split

The section on the Berkely Installer is fine and good, big thanks to Kathryn for fleshing out that section and picking up where I dropped the ball. The section on installing from repos, however, should be just a list of links to separate pages for each distro, IMHO. Each distro's page would have pretty much the same sections as the Fedora section has now.

What the heck, I'm not going to explain the why and how. I'm just going to do it and sing Sinatra (I did it myyyy waaaaaaaaaaay). If it turns out bad we can always click the revert button. "Be bold", said Nicolas. :) Dagorath (talk) 19:43, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. Another way to justify it is the old quote "It's easier to ask forgivness than permission" :-)
I think in general it's good to have short pages that focus on one topic, as long as they are tied together well. You might want to make them all category "Linux Installation". --Eric (talk) 14:07, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Exactly what I was thinking... short pages that focus on one topic. I'll make them all cateory "Linux Installation" to help tie them all together. Any other suggestions? Anybody?


Any objections to adding a few words about Dotsch/UX and a link to Dotsch/UX website? It seems to be perfect for Linux newbies who want to setup a Linux box dedicated to crunching.

I object, we should charge Dotsch for the advertising!
Just kidding; go ahead. But I think we should put no more than a sentence or two here, and link to a separate wiki page with more information. Heck, Dotsch could keep his up-to-date documentation here instead of on his website :) Nicolas (talk) 01:06, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
He already agreed to share 1% of his "profits" with me ;<)
Yes, just 2 or 3 sentences, just to let people know Dotsch/UX exists and where to find it and the documentation. It's up to him if he wants to put the docs here. Dagorath (talk) 03:57, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Following the discussion above about separate pages, I'd suggest a completely separate page on the topic of .... what do we call it? Dedicated installs? USB/CD installers? (I'm leaving open the possibility of other similar things) In any case, then link to that short page from this one. --Eric (talk) 15:29, 25 January 2009 (UTC)