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[aprssig] xastir install!!! wowsa!

Wes Johnston wes at kd4rdb.com
Wed Oct 6 21:54:33 UTC 2004

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Brian Riley (maillist) wrote:
> Wes is there another source for this distro - I am finding that ibiblio.org
> is very slow/sluggish.
> On 9/25/04 2:20 PM, "Wes Johnston" <wes at johnston.net> wrote:
>>1)downloaded mepis "live cd" version of linux.  I burned the image on a
>>CD.  Took about 1 hour on my cable modem.  It can be downloaded at
>>several mirrors... here is one:
>>2)booted the "live cd" on a 500mhz PC which happens to run on 12v thanks
>>to a clever ATX power supply.  3 minutes to boot.
>>3)clicked on the "install to hdd" icon and followed the wizard.  Took 35
>>minutes to install linux to the HDD.
>>4)booted from HDD into mepis linux.  Typed "apt-get update" and "apt-get
>>install xastir" in a terminal window.  Xastir 1.3.2 was loaded along
>>with GPSman and a bunch of other accessory libraries.  Took 3 minutes.
>>5)Ran xastir from command prompt and created an interface to
>>kc4pl.zapto.org:14580 and connected to him.  1 minute.
>>So, from start to finish I downloaded the linux operating system, burned
>>a CD, installed the O/S, and installed xastir in 1hour and 42 minutes.
>>If I already had the mepis CD, I could have done it in 42 minutes
>>If I already had mepis (or other debian variant of linux) running, I
>>could have had xastir running in 4 minutes.
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