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Pre-Linux (but not for too much longer)

Posted 04-17-2006 at 12:31 PM by Dante668

As of yesterday evening, I am now the owner of a pre-furbished Packard Bell recovering Win95 machine. I say pre-furbished because said box has been sitting in Dad's basement for a few years, and needs a monitor, a bit of cleaning up, and a hdd wipe [both of them]before I can show it what a real OS is [I hope]. With any luck, I should have it up and running [even if it's only Damn Small Linux] without a lot of headaches.

Also, the geeks at my local computer store have a few 1-2 yr old machines in stock that they said they could wipe the hdds and sell to me for about $100. I plan to pick up one of those this week and test-driving a few distros to see what I like [leaning towards SuSE or Ubuntu right now, but will wait and see before making a final decision - I love Live CDs!]
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    Wow! I am using an old Packard Bell Win95 machine for Linux. I use LinuxFromScratch myself, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a lot of time on your hands! I use Ubuntu on my other machine, and I would certainly recommend it. I personally have found problems booting from CDs that use ISOLinux, so I would suggest that a DOS floppy with CD-ROM drivers and a copy of loadlin.exe wouldn't go amiss to install or run a liveCD!
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by Dante668 Dante668 is offline
 

  



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