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Old 08-15-2005, 03:41 PM   #16
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OK so right now I'm downloading the .iso's for Ubuntu. When I'm finished I'll need to burn them to a cd, but this is the part I don't understand. The directions on this site say to use Roxio Easy CD Creator, but I don't have that software. How else can I go about burning the Live CD?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:49 PM   #17
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hey aysiu, try including x86_64 stuff on the distro chooser. i know its kinda nice for people to fully use their 64 bit chips when they have 'em. plx add slamd64 and note its unofficial-slackness.
I don't maintain that quiz. I just refer people to it.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:50 PM   #18
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OK so right now I'm downloading the .iso's for Ubuntu. When I'm finished I'll need to burn them to a cd, but this is the part I don't understand. The directions on this site say to use Roxio Easy CD Creator, but I don't have that software. How else can I go about burning the Live CD?
Do you have Nero? What CD burning program do you have? Whatever program you use, there should be an option to "burn disk as image," "burn image," or "burn CD image." Also, be sure to burn the ISO at a slow speed (2x or 4x).
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:52 PM   #19
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Actually, I only burn music cds, so I use Windows Media Player.....
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:18 PM   #20
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Actually, I only burn music cds, so I use Windows Media Player.....
Go to Nero's website:

http://ww2.nero.com/enu/download_demo.php?pak=1

and download Package 1 of "Content of Nero 6 Ultra Edition Major Update
Version 6.6 Free Trial Version." You'll have that free trial for three weeks.

You'll need to burn a copy of only one Linux CD. Every Linux distro has either a CD burning program or an easily available free CD burning program. Then, do what this image shows you:

http://www.nefernetti.com/nero_bin/binpoltto000.jpg

to burn it to disk image.
Once again, burn it at a slow speed (2x or 4x), as you're more likely to maintain the ISO data's integrity.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:01 PM   #21
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So I've tried out the Ubuntu Live Disc and I like it. I'm going to install it onto my computer. Thanks for all the help.

Last edited by xLunatiK; 08-15-2005 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 08:27 PM   #22
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Ubuntu is great. just install kde through synaptic if u want KDE dont switch to Kubuntu. no need for distro change.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 08:29 PM   #23
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Go for it. I suggest getting the unofficial Add-on cd. It makes installing things like Flash, Java, Real Player, Mplayer+codecs a snap.

Ubuntu Forums - Unofficial UbuntuGuide 5.04 Add-On CD Guide

The guide on it is very helpful also.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 08:46 PM   #24
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So I've tried out the Ubuntu Live Disc and I like it. I'm going to install it onto my computer. Thanks for all the help.
The Ubuntu Guide has just about every command you'll need to configure Ubuntu in the beginning.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:39 PM   #25
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I've installed Ubuntu and am overwhelmed. I took the test again and it looks like it, "Isn't suitable for beginners." I'm going to try out another distro.

Last edited by xLunatiK; 08-16-2005 at 09:50 PM.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:09 AM   #26
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Linux is very rewarding once the initial learning curve is over.
The fact that you will find lots of friendly help around
(ubuntu community is alegdly fantastic when it comes to helping people)
may encourage you to keep going with whatever distro you have installed,
in my opinion there is not that much of a graal of a distro:
whichever it is there might be a bit of puzzlement at the beginning
depending on how much you know about OS and computers generally
(I mean for the distros which are suitable for "beginners").

Do you mind me asking: Did you ever install an OS before?

Ok, some distro have more polished interface and gui for the installation,
and more or less easy to handle. I thought ubuntu was quite good at that...

Good luck, and courage. You already have done a lot!

re the printer
a good source of info is http://www.linuxprinting.org/
(Sometimes a driver for a similar printer to the one you have may work)
 
Old 08-17-2005, 03:49 AM   #27
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In the meanwhile, you can also download OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org) for Windows and check if it works fine with your MS documents.

Regards
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #28
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The OpenOffice.org beta should handle everything correctly. the "stable" version didn't impress me at all, but the beta is incredible.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:56 AM   #29
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if i remember right u can download open office from ubuntu live cd all u do is put cd in and play it no booting from live cd to install open office. as for ubuntu being a more for expeienced user well im working with it so it cant be all that hard but its harder than some other distros but give any distro u try a chance for a few weeks month maybe. if u have problems thats what the forum and guide is for. good luck with whatever u decide to run.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:13 PM   #30
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It sounds like the existing computer already does a lot of things that you do not want to disrupt. Therefore, while you are learning Linux, I strongly suggest that you buy (or dig out of the closet) another computer that you can use for this purpose. Leave your existing installation completely alone. Once you are much more familiar with Linux and with the issues involved ... i.e. when you have two computers sitting side-by-side, both of them doing what you want to do ... then you can move forward to the promised-land of computing by the simple expedient of placing a small thermonuclear device directly under the machine that runs Win-duhs and removing yourself, oh, about 100 miles away.

Note for Homeland Security filter-cops: I said " "!
 
  


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