Linux - DesktopThis forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am trying to install a small, minimalistic distro on my computer. I like Bodhi linux, but DSL or any other very lightweight distro will do. However, there are a couple of problems:
1) I am trying to install on a Dell Dimension 4600 with 512MB ram (it's almost 10 years old now).
2) (Both) CD drives are broken (I don't have any other desktops to get one from).
3) I do not think that the BIOS supports booting from a USB device (or, at least, I have been unsuccesful with it).
There are, however, a couple of things that may work in my favor:
1) It has an internet connection.
2) It currently dual boots between Windows XP and Xubuntu.
I used the Wubi installer to get Xubuntu on this machine, however, I would like to get rid of Windows and have just Linux (like I said, a small, lightweight distro).
Xubuntu is OK, but it is a bit too bloated (the Wubi installer offered no options but the full desktop install).
Is there any way I can install (hopefully Bodhi, or) another lightweight distro on here?
If not, at the very least, how can I remove all extra software and just have the bare bones Xubuntu core?
Any input would be appreciated, thank you all for your help.