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Old 05-11-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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Question Best OS for my laptop


Hello
I am new here and I am new to linux .I want to instal the best OS for my laptop , i,ve tried to instal linux mint , but ,
it`s asking me to partition C: and that is what i donīt want to do , C: haz 20 GHz free . I want to installít beside Windows till
I learn how linux works.Iīve tried to install tu D: but itīs telling me that there is no Base program (or something like that).
OK..: I want to install linux OS to D: and I want to install the best linux for this configuration :
Win 7 32 bit (6.1 comp 7601),Packard Bell EasyNote MH 36 , Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3400 , @2.16GHz (2CPUs)~2,2GHz ,
2048MH RAM ,

Thank you for help

P.S. I will try to instal Autocad too. is there a best choice?
 
Old 05-11-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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Linux doesn't list partitions as windows does, it lists them as sda1, sda2, sda3, etc. If you don't want to install linux to it's own partition(s) then your only option would be to install Virtualbox & install it there.
 
Old 05-11-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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and with VirtualBox I can install linux on D? Which linux OS is the best for my laptop?
Thank you
 
Old 05-11-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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Did you try Wubi install?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi
 
Old 05-11-2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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Yes I did , but I could not run the Autocad ,I understand that the linux mint 13 mate would be the best choice for what I need.Yes ubuntu installed well....but I see mint do not install the same...
 
Old 05-11-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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I tried to install it like an app ...it did well until restart ...there is missing something , I tried with usb bootable and I made a dvd too...the same error ...now Iīll weit for VM to finish download and try again....you guys have no sugestions?
 
Old 05-11-2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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Yes I did , but I could not run the Autocad ,I understand that the linux mint 13 mate would be the best choice for what I need.Yes ubuntu installed well....but I see mint do not install the same...
AutoCAD is a Windows program, you won't be able to install it on Linux natively. Linux is not compatible to Windows.
 
Old 05-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #8
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Yes...i know this...but it looks like some ppl did make it ...there is something on the net...they say with wine it works... there are a few vids on youtube about this... now... it may be a fake....
Any way... looking to my laptopīs conf ...what should I install?
 
Old 05-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #9
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Since you don't want to re-partition your system and since your CPU does not support hardware virtualization the only real option for you is Ubuntu, using the Wubi installer. With your hardware specs it should run fine.

Regarding AutoCAD and Wine, it depends on the version of AutoCAD you want to install if it works. The newer versions of AutoCAD have a "Garbage" rating in the Wine Application Database, which means that it doesn't work at all with Wine. May be you should have a look at alternatives that run natively on Linux, a discussion about those programs can be found in the "What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?" Mega-thread, starting with this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4924019
 
Old 05-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #10
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Virtualbox is meant to use a file or group of files in place of a real partition. You can put those files almost anyplace you wish.

A more advanced hack to virtualbox can allow you to boot to a physical drive or partition. Not really a normal way (yet).
 
Old 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #11
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In the old days of Linux it was possible to install Linux in the Windows 95 partition using the UMSDOS install method. Basically UMSDOS was a Linux filesystem emulation on top of FAT32 file system and appeared to work in a similar manner to Windows 95's long file name support in FAT32. In order to boot this type of a setup, a boot loader called Loadlin was used straight from DOS or Windows 95's DOS mode. Of course UMSDOS has long been dropped from the Linux kernel and UMSDOS itself has not been maintained in years. The same for Loadlin too.There is however a modern version of it called Posix Overlay Filesystem. You can find the project on Source Forge here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/posixovl/ You'll probably need a working Linux system though in order to get it working. Something you can look into later if you really want a Linux installation on the D Windows partition. As for a boot loader SYSLINUX might be a way to boot this type of a Linux setup.

Since you are trying to use Linux Mint, you should be able to use Linux straight off of the Installation CD or DVD as a way to learn it somewhat. Another option is to get unetbootin and use that to make a bootable USB stick from any Linux installation CD or DVD. You can get unetbootin from here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ You'll want the Windows version and any Linux installation ISO image for this to work. Puppy Linux might be a good Distro to start out with if you want to see what Linux is all about without installing it. Knoppix is another one that lets you try Linux without installing it as well.

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