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Old 06-23-2014, 05:07 AM   #1
myousufhaiderkhan
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Hello friends! I am a student and a beginner, want to learn linux.
I want to ask that how I get this operating system software online and how to install it? and plz refer me a book that I can easily understand.
 
Old 06-23-2014, 05:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

You can find Linux OS ISOs here.
For tutorials and study metarial check here and here.
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:19 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ. To answer your question we need to know this: do you have access to the internet? or do you know someone who has access to the internet? This will determine how you can get a copy of linux for your machine. For example you can go to this website and download a copy of Ubuntu. Then we can tell you how to install it.
jdk
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:02 AM   #4
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Thanks jdkaye and shivaa for helping me. I'm downloading UBUNTU Linux (ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso) file, once it'll downloaded then I tell you for further installation process and once again for helping me...
 
Old 06-23-2014, 07:51 AM   #5
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What are the specs of your computer? how much RAM does it have and what type of processor is in it? Ubuntu probably requires a dual core processor with more than one GB of RAM and a decent video card.

Please let us know.
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:24 AM   #6
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I have Dell Optiplex 755. Dual Core 2.6 GHz, Ram: 2GB and Video Card: 284MB.
I have downloaded UBUNTU Linux and want to install alongside Windows 8.
Please help me for the installation process..
 
Old 06-23-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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I have installed UBUNTU Linux alongside Windows 8. But when PC restarts it goes to Windows 8 and there is no option of Starting the UBUNTU LINUX... what can I do? plz help me
 
Old 06-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #8
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I have Dell Optiplex 755. Dual Core 2.6 GHz, Ram: 2GB and Video Card: 284MB.
I have downloaded UBUNTU Linux and want to install alongside Windows 8.
Please help me for the installation process..
...and....
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Originally Posted by myousufhaiderkhan
I have installed UBUNTU Linux alongside Windows 8. But when PC restarts it goes to Windows 8 and there is no option of Starting the UBUNTU LINUX... what can I do? plz help me
Please see the LQ rules about text speak..it's "please", not "plz", and don't post follow up questions/requests after three minutes. And the first three hits in Google for "how to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04" are:
http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/201...e-windows.html
http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-14...ows-8-81-uefi/
http://askubuntu.com/questions/45113...ws-8-dual-boot

...complete how-to guides, with pictures.
 
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:13 PM   #9
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I have installed UBUNTU Linux alongside Windows 8. But when PC restarts it goes to Windows 8 and there is no option of Starting the UBUNTU LINUX... what can I do? plz help me
What you need to do then is disable the 'fast boot' in windows 8. I dont know if this will work for you here is what I found (Check the link )
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
 
Old 06-23-2014, 01:19 PM   #10
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fix ubuntu dual boot

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I have installed UBUNTU Linux alongside Windows 8. But when PC restarts it goes to Windows 8 and there is no option of Starting the UBUNTU LINUX... what can I do? plz help me
use boot repair
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
 
Old 06-24-2014, 04:53 AM   #11
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Thank you all for helping me to start my UBUNTU LINUX 14.04 LTS. Now please help me further to use LINUX...
 
Old 06-24-2014, 04:55 AM   #12
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Hi and welcome to LQ. To answer your question we need to know this: do you have access to the internet? or do you know someone who has access to the internet? This will determine how you can get a copy of linux for your machine. For example you can go to this website and download a copy of Ubuntu. Then we can tell you how to install it.
jdk
I have downloaded and installed UBUNTU LINUX 14.04 LTS. Now please help me further to use it...
 
Old 06-24-2014, 06:09 AM   #13
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I prefer to try alternative search engines, such as duckduckgo.com

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ubuntu+14.04+tutorials

Here would be a good place to start:

http://www.umunthu.net/tutorials/tutorials-ubuntu-1404
 
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #14
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Thank you all for helping me to start my UBUNTU LINUX 14.04 LTS. Now please help me further to use LINUX...
...and....
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Originally Posted by myousufhaiderkhan
I have downloaded and installed UBUNTU LINUX 14.04 LTS. Now please help me further to use it...
AGAIN, read the LQ Rules. Posting follow-ups without any further useful information related to the question is frowned upon, as is posting after just two minutes. We VOLUNTEER our time here...we're not sitting around waiting to help you. You won't get answers any quicker posting every two minutes.

That said, there is no way anyone can answer your 'question'...because there ISN'T a question. What do you think we'll be able to tell you, when your whole question is "help me to use linux"? Help you HOW? To do WHAT? Ask a specific question, and we'll be happy to help. Otherwise, think back to how you learned Windows...what did you do? Did you just try programs, read the help, and play with things on your own until you figured it out? If so...that EXACT SAME METHOD works here.
 
  


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