solus-steve wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 am
Regarding 14 distros in 48 hours (wow!) - what's the two biggest positive things you saw in Solus that set it above the rest?
Regarding failed Sandisk drive - what is the model number of the failed one? What model number did work? What make/model pc are you using?
I think this info may be helpful to the Community.
For the record, I've had absolutely satisfactory (even stellar) results from Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB on T440p. I use these to boot ISO's as well as targets for full installs.
Thanks and welcome to Solus!
Hello Steve thanks for your reply. First I'll mention more of my frustrations with installing, then I'll address your questions and comment.
I've tried to install (run live first of course) Solus on three machines. They are all very similar in hardware and age and CPU's. This one, #1, is the only one that has a video card GPU (non-nvidea) AND has booted to the USB containing Solus each time, no matter the USB branding. It has failed every attempt to boot on the other two machines, that use integrated GP. The initial "logo/timer" screen comes up on those two, then some fast/out of kilter texts flash across the sreen once or twice, pause, eventually a blinking cursor appears top left and that's all that happens.
Machine #2 is at my side, machine #3 is 40 miles away at grandma's(Mom's). They are 64-bit machines and #2 has been booted to a dozen or more USB Live OS events. Machine #3 I only get to work with once per week, and I only had one USB to transfer these files on, so It's had the least testing. I have booted it at least once to a live OS.
This very morning I was going to replace my current installation of Manjaro with Solus on machine #2 but then I recalled that I cannot do that. Bummed-will use something else. But I've run into some things I don't like about Manjaro so that's the end of my "Arch" trail for now.
First biggest thing I like about Solus is that it's built from scratch. Second, it works great in the Live environment. After I do an install, I'll better be able to answer this question. Often I'm eliminating over negatives, rather than positives. I've run Solus two evenings checking it out. Budgie works for me. Etcher is in the repository. If Kodi runs on it, I'm "sold".
My only complaint (aside from the conflict to loading on machines 2 and 3) is that I MUCH prefer a countdown timer on shutdown. I often forget to hit the second shut-down confirmation and the timed shutdown event
offered by so many others is something that _works best for me_.
The Sandisk, (all my USB stuff is 2.0 and will be for a while yet) is not consistently recognized on my machines. The Maxell is. Every single time. Why, I have no clue, but it's a much nicer experience to not have to fight that concern.
Hyperfocus mode of ADHD, is where I get the focus to bore into something (operating systems this week) and stay on it, damning all the torpedoes of life...It's a double-edged sword.
boot is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Why? Because I could read every single bit of text that flashed across the screen. All of it. I've booted a lot of stuff. Not that it was slow, but that every word was positioned fully on the screen and in normal font sizes. That is a rarity, and if I was the sort who was putting OS's together, I'd want that for mine-it really stands out when folks are fooling with multiple releases.
I'm very near deciding on my next installation, have 2 or 3 more to test.