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Old 04-20-2009, 12:59 AM   #1
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Couple of questions


i have a couple of questions
i have googled these questions and haven't found any answers
i have read the stickied link and i didnt find the answers to these questions there either

Is it possible to use the cube on a live cd?

Can i download things when using a live cd? because i want to download different themes and software just to get a feel of how to do it.
( i dont have a dvd burner at the time so i cant check myself)

Are there any distributors that will include most drivers, so that i dont have to worry about installing them. ( i am new and inexperienced with linux.
i heard it is difficult to install ati radeon hd2100 driver and that is what my mother board uses.
can i use my motherboard cd to install drivers on linux?

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Old 04-20-2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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i have a couple of questions
i have googled these questions and haven't found any answers
i have read the stickied link and i didnt find the answers to these questions there either

Is it possible to use the cube on a live cd?

Can i download things when using a live cd? because i want to download different themes and software just to get a feel of how to do it.
( i dont have a dvd burner at the time so i cant check myself)

Are there any distributors that will include most drivers, so that i dont have to worry about installing them. ( i am new and inexperienced with linux.
i heard it is difficult to install ati radeon hd2100 driver and that is what my mother board uses.
can i use my motherboard cd to install drivers on linux?
Hi danny,

Thats a good questions. But before answering your questions some questions popped up my mind.

1) Can any data be just downloaded into a Cd without burning?
2) Can data be written when its a bottable CD (I may be wrong I was considering the Live CD to be a bootable CD, but not confused with both though )?

What do you think of this?

Thanks,
Danny
 
Old 04-20-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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1. What's "the cube"? (And how is it relevant?)

2. When running from live CD, the OS and the filesystem is set up in RAM. You can download anything that will fit, but you cannot save it to the CD. If you save it to the hard drive, you would have to go thru some extra steps to make it useable.

Live CDs are intended only for a preliminary evaluation (or for system maintenance and trouble-shooting.) To properly evaluate a distro, you need to install it.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #4
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Are there any distributors that will include most drivers, so that i dont have to worry about installing them. ( i am new and inexperienced with linux.
i heard it is difficult to install ati radeon hd2100 driver and that is what my mother board uses.
can i use my motherboard cd to install drivers on linux?
First of all, linux uses dynamic drivers, that is it writes its own drivers for its use. So you need not install any driver for your Linux OS.
Second thing is that your motherboard cd is intended to be used to install drivers in windows and not in Linux.
Moreover the setup files are all exe files which are not at all supported by Linux.
Try using linux,if problem arises due to drivers, then post here.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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Hi danny,

Thats a good questions. But before answering your questions some questions popped up my mind.

1) Can any data be just downloaded into a Cd without burning?
2) Can data be written when its a bottable CD (I may be wrong I was considering the Live CD to be a bootable CD, but not confused with both though )?

What do you think of this?

Thanks,
Danny
The downloaded files would be downloaded to a ramdisk unless specified to a harddrive. If downloaded to the ramdisk it would be lost as soon as you turn off the computer.

I am not sure about this but, I don't think you can burn downloaded files on another disk when running a live cd. In other words, switch out the live cd with another blank disk.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
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I repeat:
Live CDs are intended only for a preliminary evaluation (or for system maintenance and trouble-shooting.)
 
Old 04-20-2009, 05:45 PM   #7
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By the cube i mean this
http://www.beryl-project.org/images/cube_full.jpg

and maybe a cylinder like this
http://www.tuxmind.org/immagini/kde4...8-10-08_2.jpeg
 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:11 PM   #8
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First of all, linux uses dynamic drivers, that is it writes its own drivers for its use.
Say what?

I mean, I love Linux, I admire how powerful it is, but
it DOES NOT WRITE DRIVERS ON THE FLY. :D


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:14 PM   #9
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1) Can any data be just downloaded into a Cd without burning?
No.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maddy_linux View Post
2) Can data be written when its a bottable CD (I may be wrong I was considering the Live CD to be a bootable CD, but not confused with both though:) )?
No.



Cheers,
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #10
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Well, the latest version of Knoppix (6.1) comes with Compiz Fusion, which has many of these sort of effects, including the spinning-desktop-cube (didn't play with any of them last time I booted into it, as I was using it to rescue my laptop after managing to render it unbootable).

Ubuntu is one distro that includes drivers for most hardware. Knoppix is also pretty good at hardware recognition. You should have working graphics out-of-the-box, though it is possible that you will have to seek a driver to get 3D acceleration working properly.

Oh, and Knoppix does have a feature to save your config to a USB stick...

Last edited by Robhogg; 04-20-2009 at 06:27 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:29 PM   #11
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on many/most live-cd`s i know you can use the compiz-effects, including the cube
on some you first have to activate them under settings or preferences, on some you first have to configure the settings e.g. with compiz-config-settings-manager -ccfs- first before you gotta get a cube. it shouldn`t be a big problem finding a distro which comes with the cube as the default.
 
  


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