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Old 10-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
Ashwini B R
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Can't install Linux, please advise me on LiveCD usage


Hello..myself Ashwini from Bangalore,India.
I am persuing my MCA in RITM Bangalore..in my 1st sem i have unix as one of the core subject but i am facing problem in understanding the subject,since i am not working out practically and also unable to install fedora OS in my desktop..i heard that Knoppix CD can be used on behalf of instaliing the entire unix OS.So i kindly request you to give me information on how i can work on unix OS without installing it in my PC.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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If you do not wish to install Linux to your hard drive, then you could run any of a number of LiveCD/DVDs

http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...86_64-19-1.iso

http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...86_64-19-1.iso

You may already have the image.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hello..myself Ashwini from Bangalore,India.
I am persuing my MCA in RITM Bangalore..in my 1st sem i have unix as one of the core subject but i am facing problem in understanding the subject,since i am not working out practically and also unable to install fedora OS in my desktop..i heard that Knoppix CD can be used on behalf of instaliing the entire unix OS.So i kindly request you to give me information on how i can work on unix OS without installing it in my PC.
Your situation may seem urgent to you but here at LQ we are volunteers therefore not urgent to us.

Look at: http://www.knopper.net/index-en.html to download a LiveDVD or LiveCD. That way you can run the OS without installing. If you decide to use a Gnu/Linux to install then there are many to choose from: DistroWatch or Download Linux here at LQ.

To burn the downloaded image I suggest that you use ImgBurn for MS Windows or Linux. Be sure to burn the ISO image. Be sure to use a lower burn speed, 2x or 4x should do. Do not forget to check the md5sum for the downloaded ISO image before burning image. Look at: https://www.linuxquestions.org/linux...sum_in_Windows

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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in addition to the above, why are you unable to install Fedora on your laptop?
 
Old 10-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #5
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i heard that Knoppix CD can be used on behalf of instaliing the entire unix OS
What?? Knoppix is one version/distribution of over 500 Linux distributions and is not a good choice to install to your hard drive as explained at the Knoppix link below. Perhaps more details on why you are unable to install Fedora would lead to better suggestions:

http://smtp.knoppix.net/wiki/HD_Inst...g_not_to_do_it

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So i kindly request you to give me information on how i can work on unix OS without installing it in my PC.
Answered above, use a Live CD/DVD or install on a flash drive. Or you can install virtual software and run it there is you have some other operating system installed?
 
Old 10-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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I would install into virtualbox, or install to a thumb drive, or install to a separate hard drive like external. Probably the best way to "work with linux" without installing would be virtualbox which would be installing though as a virtual machine vs main machine. Though playing with a live cd is ok, there are some restrictions as far as saving, and dealing with what is mostly supposed to be mounted as a read only format.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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Well Fedora 19 dose NEED a min of 1 gig ram . 8 gig is way better , but 4 gig is about as low as you can go and still use the OS ( 2 gig with xfce or lxde )

if this laptop is an older xpsp1 or 2 computer it might have only 256 or 512 MEG of ram .
 
Old 10-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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Hi; Puppy Linux or Fatdog for 64-bit lets you run live and put a save file on the system so you can return, think most distros can do similar tho.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #9
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Well Fedora 19 dose NEED a min of 1 gig ram . 8 gig is way better , but 4 gig is about as low as you can go and still use the OS ( 2 gig with xfce or lxde )

if this laptop is an older xpsp1 or 2 computer it might have only 256 or 512 MEG of ram .
hmm i guess, but im running F19 on 3 laptops with the lowest (all same GPU and CPU/ Intel 4400 and i5) having 4G and the highest with 8G ram. their is little if any performance difference in everyday use.

yes I would not try to run GnomeShell 3 with less then 2G ram. that would be bad, but that is what xfice and others as you mentioned are for.

as he is learning Linux/Unix then, hopefully, 90% of his course work will be CLI and thus the GUI will not matter, much.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #10
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I am unable to find live linux CD/DVD.. where do i get it actually??
 
Old 11-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #11
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If you can DL e.g: http://distrowatch.com/search.php?category=Live+Medium or buy many Linux magazines or books that come with CD\DVDs e.g: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?stor...keyword=linux+ or even cheaper buy direct from Linux distributions web sights e.g: http://www.debian.org/CD/vendors/ also library . . .
 
Old 11-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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I am unable to find live linux CD/DVD.. where do i get it actually??
Look at LQs' Download Linux & LQs' Live

You can select from Download Linux;
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View by Topic: Desktop, Server, Security, Mobile, Live, Firewall, Rescue
This may help you to narrow the scope of ISO selections here at LQ.

Hope this helps.

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:53 PM   #14
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best & safest way to try linux

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I would install into virtualbox, or install to a thumb drive, or install to a separate hard drive like external. Probably the best way to "work with linux" without installing would be virtualbox which would be installing though as a virtual machine vs main machine.
As you have suggested above following sequence of options may work fine:-

1. Cygwin ( www​.cygwin.com/ ) restricted to issuing commands.
2. Running iso within virtual machine. providing better scenario with gui based support.

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Though playing with a live cd is ok, there are some restrictions as far as saving, and dealing with what is mostly supposed to be mounted as a read only format.
yes these restrictions will be there... other issues will include:-

1. speed of linux os in vm.
2. detecting devices such as usb.

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