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Old 06-16-2014, 09:32 PM   #16
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by jefro View Post
But we don't know what she has. It's some disc from a mag.
From post #10:

"Ubuntu 14.04 Beta + Developer tutorial code and packages"

Not the official release, but a beta... may be ok. Certainly worth a try.

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Old 06-16-2014, 09:34 PM   #17
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What issue?
 
Old 06-16-2014, 11:34 PM   #18
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I went with the osdisk option when I was first starting out. It seems like Windows did not have cd burning software. You could buy Nero for 29.99 to burn the iso to disk. Then just reboot. But if you are a neophyte, I can see how it is tricky.

Check out the osdisk site and pick a distribution. It is very cheap.

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Old 06-17-2014, 01:01 AM   #19
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You could buy Nero for 29.99 to burn the iso to disk.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/burncdcc.html

That is the only one that does not include bundleware which are toolbar addons, changing home page, etc......

So be careful when installing one of the ones below. READ CAREFULLY.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/cdburnerxp.html

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Limitations:
This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine or other third party programs. Please watch the installation carefully to opt out. For more information:

Third party programs and toolbars; what you need to know.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...ware_free.html

Same warning for above link. Opting out during the install process only opts you out of cruft/crapware addons. Not the burner itself.
 
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:38 AM   #20
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My free distro says "Ubuntu 14.04 Beta + Developer tutorial code and packages".
Have you tried putting the DVD in your DVD reader and then restarting your computer as I mentioned in post #8 above?
This should cause the computer to load Ubuntu in a non-destructive mode from the DVD to allow you to see if you like it.

If this doesn't work please tell us EXACTLY what happened so we can help further. Better still...tell us what happens anyway.

Please also let us know if you feel our replies are too technical.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 06-17-2014, 07:42 AM   #21
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The Ubuntu site has its own web site specific to Ubuntu and has good documentation. The link below has some info and also a number of links on the page to more detailed information which should get you started.

https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/installation-guide/

The link below is a little more detailed:

http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...04-trusty-tahr
 
Old 06-18-2014, 05:53 AM   #22
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My 2c

1. I'd avoid a Beta version, especially for a newbie
2. For a good free Burner prog for MSWin, I've found ImgBurn to be good - YMMV
 
Old 06-30-2014, 07:03 PM   #23
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I wish to thank everyone that replied to my post. I am quite overwhelmed, and impressed with all the information. Thank you all very much. My computer is not working very well, so some things I can't open or I have a security block that I can't get rid of. The "Ultimate Linux Guide" I couldn't open because of error message. However, some information about myself. I live in London SW20. I confess that I have never "burned" a disk, so the ISO is all Greek to me.

My computer has 1.5GB of RAM. Processor is AMD Sempron 3000+ MMX 3DNow 2.0GHz. Disk space available 119.3 GB. BIOS version 1. Questions: Will I be able to find the printer drivers for my Lexmark Two in One printer/Scanner (7 years old)? Will the OS come with a browser, can I still have Firefox?

I did put the DVD Distro in reader, restarted the computer, it made a lot of noise, the Linux page came up, and I tabbed to install, more noise, but nothing was installed. Finally would it be easier and simpler to download Ubuntu from the Web? I really need a "simple simon" guide. Thanks once again. Sapphirerose. Sorry to be so obtuse.
 
Old 06-30-2014, 07:06 PM   #24
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Idiots Guide to installing Distro

I wish to thank everyone that replied to my post. I am quite overwhelmed, and impressed with all the information. Thank you all very much. My computer is not working very well, so some things I can't open or I have a security block that I can't get rid of. The "Ultimate Linux Guide" I couldn't open because of error message. However, some information about myself. I live in London SW20. I confess that I have never "burned" a disk, so the ISO is all Greek to me.

My computer has 1.5GB of RAM. Processor is AMD Sempron 3000+ MMX 3DNow 2.0GHz. Disk space available 119.3 GB. BIOS version 1. Questions: Will I be able to find the printer drivers for my Lexmark Two in One printer/Scanner (7 years old)? Will the OS come with a browser, can I still have Firefox?

I did put the DVD Distro in reader, restarted the computer, it made a lot of noise, the Linux page came up, and I tabbed to install, more noise, but nothing was installed. Finally would it be easier and simpler to download Ubuntu from the Web? I really need a "simple simon" guide. Thanks once again. Sapphirerose. Sorry to be so obtuse.
 
Old 06-30-2014, 07:31 PM   #25
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Hi!

install this...:

http://www.linuxmint.com/

http://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-mint-17/

talk to you later!...
 
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:24 AM   #26
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My computer has 1.5GB of RAM. Processor is AMD Sempron 3000+ MMX 3DNow 2.0GHz. Disk space available 119.3 GB. BIOS version 1. Questions: Will I be able to find the printer drivers for my Lexmark Two in One printer/Scanner (7 years old)? Will the OS come with a browser, can I still have Firefox?
I'm not sure about the Lexmark printer/scanner. I believe Lexmark isn't very Linux friendly, maybe some one else can confirm? Drivers in Linux are already incorporated in most cases though you can add modules later if they exist. HP and Canon printers are the best supported as they supply info on the printers to the Linux community or actually release Linux drivers.

The latest Linux Format magazine (W H Smith, Waterstones, etc) comes with Mint 17 free on the cover DVD if you wanted to try that rather than download anything as suggested by gor0. You can boot it up live and see what you think before taking the plunge and hitting "install"

Linux distributions usually install Firefox, Thunderbird mail and a variety of applications for playing music, watching videos, an Office suite (Libre Office) and graphic manipulation programs to manage your photos, etc. They're all available from the live, running in memory, session as well. In most cases you can connect to the Internet via WiFi if your WiFi card is identified. A cabled connection should just work!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 07-01-2014, 07:16 AM   #27
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The links to guides I posted above (post 21) are pretty simple. Anytime you are doing something new, it will take a few readings to get an understanding. Neither page is exactly War and Peace so not a very long read.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #28
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In the first link sent by gor0 (the one to Mint itself) you will find a user guide to mint 17:

http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php

This gives simple installation instructions that avoid using gparted, just pick the LVM option and the rest is fairly straight forward. You might want to have a copy of the guide to hand while you do it, or make notes. If you buy the magazine/cd the only bit likely to give trouble is the partitioning- avoid doing it manually, ie with gparted. However, your cd drive should not be making that much noise, does it normally do that.

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