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Old 07-15-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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Clean Install


hi all
I'm fedup with windows crashes. So I'm new to linux. I need some suggestions on a clean install. Thanks for your time.
In the first place my MB msi-6390 is defevtive so I purchased a MSI K7N2 Delta2 Platinum. To install the new mb a clean install of the OS is needed.
msi said linux will work thought the mb is designed for windows.
I've installed new MBS with clean installs of windows 95 & 98 though i've never installed linux. I also purchased KNOPPIX_LINUX_3.9 after reading reviews on this sight. I have 2 HDs to practice with 10gb and 80gb.
one reason I'm swithcing to linux is I'm tired of paying $100 for windows os everytime I upgrade my MB.

How about some suggestions, and ideas for a clean install with a new MB? Any pointers or reads I NEED TO GET STARTED?
Its been a few years since i installed a new MB.
The Knoppix is the live and personal install. So I can play with it.
IS there a better linux for the MSI K7N2 Delta2?
Any ideas thoughts and suggestions will be respected.
Feel free to email me if you don't want to post. "ziton@msn.com"
Thanks
D.E. Felt
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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i dont see how u need an os to install the os. the bios should work without an os, at least all of mine do.
if one linux works w/ur mobo, then all should work. and checking the HCL, ur mobo should work with any linux u choose. oh, and if ur using knoppix, make sure thst ur bios is set to boot from cd first so it can start up
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:26 AM   #3
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I've installed linux on all kinds of mobos, I've never had a problem with any of them. However if you have any other hardware that is really knew those you may want to check for hardware compatability. Your knoppix cd will help greatly in this area by showing you what hardware is detected and what drivers are used. If knoppix comes up with no problems, then I suggest you download some distos (if you have dsl) or you can purchase linux cd's awfully cheap (cheapbytes has mondo packs (various linux distros) for cheap). You can also get them from linuxISO.org, OSDisc.com etc....

You can download distros from LQ and many, many other sites.

Also check out www.distrowatch.com for a variety of linux distros and their offerings.

You can find instructions for installation either on the cds or on the distros website.

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by rahmed
i dont see how u need an os to install the os. the bios should work without an os,
Thank you
I meant that to install the new MB "different MB" the MSI tech said I'd need to reformat the HD and install clean OS cause the MB has a different chipset i guess of another conflict.
Seems some years ago I read you could just delete some drivers and funtions in the system hardware andf install the new MB over it.
I think you can go into safe mode and delete stuff in the System hardware config but I'm not sure. One thing is certain it want hurt to try if it locks I'll just reformat.
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While I could just run Knoppix live from the cd would it not be better to install it as a standard OS?
Thanks
D.E.Felt
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:53 AM   #5
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Yes, you most certainly can install knoppix and have a full linux distro.

The instructions can be found by googling.

or here

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Main_Page

Last edited by cuiq; 07-15-2005 at 09:55 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:00 AM   #6
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Instead I will install on the HD debian 3.1 linux.
as a standard OS.
This should work great.
D.E. Felt
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:23 AM   #7
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As you can see to the left, I definitely agree.

God bless
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:58 PM   #8
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Re: Clean Install

Quote:
Originally posted by KO_32
one reason I'm swithcing to linux is I'm tired of paying $100 for windows os everytime I upgrade my MB.
I don't quite understand why you'd pay everytime. You can use the same cd on a different motherboard. Oh well it doesn't matter now, welcome to linux
 
Old 07-15-2005, 10:59 PM   #9
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Re: Re: Clean Install

Quote:
Originally posted by Bluenoser
I don't quite understand why you'd pay everytime. You can use the same cd on a different motherboard. Oh well it doesn't matter now, welcome to linux
Reasonable.
I buy or build a new puter every couple of years. Thre is alwys a new OS.
I prefer the newr and better. My last puter is a compaq AMD but has no os cd. My last windows os cd was 98 which wont even work with an amd2600 xp and most new hardware. I would have to pay $100 or more for a new win os to upgrade my MB. THe MB only cost $49
Unless You have a better idea? I can upgrade the MB by instaling a clean OS as the MSI geek said. otherwise I'm in the dark.

Thanks for your input
D.E. Felt
 
  


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