Just John Posted February 27, 2009 Report Share Posted February 27, 2009 (edited) I don't know if this board is high enough traffic to have people who've tried enough distros to know the answer to this, but I'm looking for a good intermediate distro that allows you to "build it yourself" to some degree and I have something very precise in mind. Namely, I would like it to do the following things, in order of importance. 1. Provide automatic hardware detection and driver installation 2. Not install any base packages aside from xorg and drivers 3. Have a helpful and intelligent package manager to aid the process of adding apps and a desktop environment (maybe even a wizard that takes you through desktop creation and installation of essential apps) 4. Transparent install - access to all config files, daemons, etc. from the start I think it essentially amounts to Arch plus a couple (major) additions in order to get something that's a breeze to install but lets you put things together exactly as you please. Does anyone know if this sort of Mandriva/Arch type hybrid exists? I've poked around a little bit and couldn't seem to find anything with this "build-it-yourself... the easy way" mentality. It's weird because I would think people would love it. I know I certainly would. So can anyone help me out? What's the closest thing you've seen to what I'm describing? Edited March 1, 2009 by Just John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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