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Linux distributions + Debian >

Automagically repairs a boot loader.

This is something I wish I had/knew about a long time ago. I've had bootloader misadventures that really stressed me out.

I'll accept this, even though it uses systemd.

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(on Wikipedia)

A boot loader, generally considered less used and less featureful than GRUB.

Although I had used LILO quite a lot in the past, and was doing some interesting things with it, like having multiboots with DOS and rearranging partitions to hide some or change what was primary, I tend to not use a bootloader like that anymore. I expect a distribution to be magical regarding a boot loader.

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See also Linux distributions based on Slackware

(on Wikipedia)

The oldest extant distribution, Slackware focuses on a sort of straightforwardness. It's not "light" or "easy", it is what it is. It's not cripplingly-difficult like Gentoo or Arch Linux. Using it is a little taxing on the mind, but doesn't actually require a whole lot of deep understanding. It's install was straightforward.

Using it, I feel "closer" to my computer.

Distribution Last tested LiveUSB Package Management Rolling Release systemd? Ease
Slackware 2016-03-25 - 14.1 text installer partial + third-party security No (1, 2, 3) "other"

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