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Old 06-20-2006, 01:14 AM   #1
tabbikat
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A Linux Baby I am


"Help me please!" she cried.
How do I get a cd to install from the Cd rom?
How Do I copy cd's to my Library?
I hate windows, I am willing to learn I swear,
and is there a "linux for blonde's" book? or something similar?????
 
Old 06-20-2006, 01:35 AM   #2
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Quote:
"Help me please!" she cried.
ok sure, we can try and help.

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How do I get a cd to install from the Cd rom?
burn your image to a cd as a 'bootable image/cd' or 'image cd' or whatever label burning software calls it now. set your bios to boot from the cdrom. insert cd and reboot. it should check the cdrom before the harddisk if you have set everything up right.

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How Do I copy cd's to my Library?
do you mean ripping audio cd's to a 'music library' on your computer? youll need audio/cd ripping software. search online for those keywords for your operating system.

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I hate windows, I am willing to learn I swear,
what do you hate about windows? i think if you know what you hate about it then itll be easier to migrate to a different operating system, if it solves the problems you have with the other operating system.

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and is there a "linux for blonde's" book? or something similar?????
there are many linux newbie guides/online tutorials. search google.com/linux or the ldp (linux documentation project) website.

good luck! post back any more specific problems in the appropriate subforum with appropriate details, thanks
 
Old 06-20-2006, 01:40 AM   #3
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How do I get a cd to install from the Cd rom?
I beg your pardon? What is your understanding of "installing a cd"? Do you wish to install something from it? Do you wish to access the data on it?

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How Do I copy cd's to my Library?
I'm not sure what your "Library" is.. but to copy the data from a cd to your hard disk .. first mount the cd, then cp from the mount directory to some place on your hard drive. Read the manual pages for "mount" and "cp".

Code:
$ man mount
$ man cp
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I hate windows, I am willing to learn I swear,
Don't hate it, it's just a piece of software. And you don't have to swear .. it's really your business if you are willing to learn or not.

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and is there a "linux for blonde's" book? or something similar?????
Actually my girlfriend is blonde and she can handle a Linux/FreeBSD [another free, open source operating system] shell. So I don't understand your question.

If you are trying to ask us for a linux book easy on beginners, please do so.

P.S.: What is your distribution?
 
Old 06-20-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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ok rephrasing

Wow,
the seriousness here is amazing.
Ok I am totally new to the linus thing, so I did not realize there were like 50 different versions. I am running Simply Mepis Linux. So I was curious about how to copy MUSIC cd's into the MY MUSIC files. I also had sound yesterday but dont today. And as far as the blonde comment I am blonde, it was nothing personal, I am just someone who has never used anything other than windows so this is very different too me. So, does anyone know if there is a tutorial book specifically for mepis? ok hopefully that was specific enough. sorry for the confusion. Thank you for the help.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by tabbikat
Ok I am totally new to the linus thing, so I did not realize there were like 50 different versions.
more like over 400.

I like to use grip to rip cds and encode them to mp3s. it by default puts them in ~/mp3/ but I'm sure you could change this to wherever you want to keep them.

I hate windows to. In my opinion it was an overpriced piece of crap, but then I haven't used it in about 4 years and they must've made some improvements. though I somehow doubt it.

As for the blonde thing; I think being able to make fun of yourself is a great personality trait.

Last edited by johnson_steve; 06-20-2006 at 01:22 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tabbikat
"Help me please!" she cried.
How do I get a cd to install from the Cd rom?
If you're asking about installation of Windows-software: that won't
happen, not by default anyway, and not for most of it. You'll need
to find linux-equivalents, or buy crossover-office (which will allow
a fair lot of M$ products [not games, though] to run quite happily
under linux [ http://www.codeweavers.com ]

Quote:
Originally Posted by tabbikat
How Do I copy cd's to my Library?
I hate windows, I am willing to learn I swear,
and is there a "linux for blonde's" book? or something similar?????:newbie: :scratch:
I'm also not sure what the library is, or what you mean when you
say you want your CDs in "My Music"? Do you intend to rip them
into MP3s, or what?
As for the book: there's heaps of good books out there, and a few
"for dummies" or "absolute beginners" ones.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 06-20-2006, 10:19 PM   #7
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Well, there's lots of free help on the net, so you don't need to splash out on books unless you really want to. Have a look at these links first:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
http://www.faqs.org/docs/bashman/bashref.html#SEC_Top
http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com/linuxbooks.html
 
Old 06-21-2006, 08:25 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by tabbikat
Wow,
the seriousness here is amazing.
Yeah... you'll have to excuse us for that -- I've found its very easy to be a bit impersonal when you're answering questions on a forum. I'll try to help though

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Ok I am totally new to the linus thing, so I did not realize there were like 50 different versions. I am running Simply Mepis Linux.
Yep. There's a lot of them, but only really a handful that are in really widespread use, and they all work in a fairly similar way, so it's not as scary as it looks at first glance.

I'm curious how you ended up picking Mepis? Did someone recommend it to you or did you just find it in a web search?

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So I was curious about how to copy MUSIC cd's into the MY MUSIC files. I also had sound yesterday but dont today.
Okay, you need a few bits of software for this. I'm not certain whether they come as standard with Mepis, but if not, they should be easy enough to get hold of.

Firstly, you need a program called "lame". This is a tool for creating MP3 files.
The second thing you need is a program called "Grip". This is a program for extracting the tracks from the CDs. It uses lame to convert the extracted data into MP3 format. (a lot of Linux software works like this; several tools working together to achieve the desired result)

There are other programs available that will do the same job, but Grip & lame are probably the best choice for you.


I hope that helps.

All the best with your adventures into Linux.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 04:05 PM   #9
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a linux baby am i

your lucky ,mepis doesnt recognize my sound card so that takes away one of the main reasons i have acomputer.i have found that no matter what you try to do with mepis there is always a problem in the end which takes tons of time in forums and books to solve.my advice is to go back to windows unless you have an incredible amount of time on your hands.no wonder mepis is free!
 
Old 06-21-2006, 08:53 PM   #10
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wow, probably any distro has problems; the point is to find one you like and make it work. we all use the same kernel so we have the same hardware support (if you are willing to try.) mepis (though I haven't tried it) is debian based and I hear it is a good distro. in my experiance most problems could be solved by not giving up.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 11:29 PM   #11
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it is now 11:15p.m. i have been trying all day and yesterday to try to get sound with mepis. it cant be done. i have been in several forums and books and linux experts, all to no avail.Mepis is fine if you dont run into problems but if you do the problem stays.This is a fairly new hp computer i shouldnt have this problem. linux people are always knocking windows but at least windows didnt have this problem. there are so many linux distros - i cant go thru them all looking for that takes my sound card.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 12:13 AM   #12
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moheganer2, i havent searched for it but, is there a link to a thread about this problem you started?
 
Old 06-22-2006, 04:06 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by moheganer2
This is a fairly new hp computer i shouldnt have this problem. linux people are always knocking windows but at least windows didnt have this problem.
This raises an interesting question, though:

Did your windows come pre-installed? What if you installed an
off the mill XP, would all hardware work? I think not, never did
for me.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 06-22-2006, 05:42 AM   #14
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Windows has several thousand (millions?) problems as well. If you switch to windows just because you can't get to learn and fix, you will just be reinstalling every week. If you have a problem, sort it out. Ask questions if needed. Or reinstall, but the next time your icon is not at the right place, you will reinstall again
 
Old 06-22-2006, 05:52 AM   #15
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WindowsXP hasn't really changed it's inbuilt drivers in the 5(?) years it's been going, even when SP2 became the mainstream version.

So new hardware on windows requires drivers, which manufacturers happily supply. Other OS'? i doubt it, so who's to blame?

Do you have a thread somewhere of what you have tried and the results?

I am sure 'sound' works on Mepis like it does on all other distros once it's setup right, the fact you cant get it running is irrelevant to Mepis' overall ability to supply sound.
 
  


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