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Old 08-08-2010, 05:28 AM   #16
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@14 eeepc-sarah 2.6.21.4-eeepc #21 sat oct 13 12:14:03 EDT 2007i686GNU/linux
what does that all mean? and that came up when i put in the command uname -a
 
Old 08-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #17
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The important detail is hat this seems to indicate that your system is an eeepc. Is this indeed a small netbook sized machine?
 
Old 08-08-2010, 09:58 AM   #18
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if you know so much dont sit there and make people feel like dumb asses no i didnt ask where or how he got it he told me the basics on how too use it like internet and such. your not helping and all i need to know is more about how too update and how too work the linux os.
No one is trying to make you feel dumb-But look at your thread title- when i asked in my post can you read it was not asked to be mean but all distros (most) will have a splash a login wallpaper Just like Windows you will see a brand somewhere The reason i quote you is to compare this with your OP - If you don't know what you have How can we Help?-- Unlike Windows there are many Linux Distros--Not Just Ubuntu.
Before you install Ubuntu you might want to run it as a live DVD or CD and Check other Distros you might find it not what you want go to distro watch read about others--for new users PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint 9 might be better for new users Good Luck Welcome to Linux
Whichever Distro you choose join that forum ask questions Use Google
 
Old 08-08-2010, 10:08 AM   #19
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Hi RyRi420, have you asked the person who gave it to you if they know what is on it? Also did it not come with firefox? Are you able to check if it has an application called iceweasel?

also please try the following commands in the terminal if you could.

ls /etc/redhat-release
ls /etc/debian_version

[~]$ ls /etc/redhat-release
/etc/redhat-release
[~]$ ls /etc/debian_version
ls: /etc/debian_version: No such file or directory

Installing Ubuntu might be the best option for yourself however as Mr. Alex suggested, however I don't think eee PCs generally come with CD-ROM drives what might cause issues with trying to install it.

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Come on, Don't know what distro you are running
I know we like to tell new users that there are no dumb questions-BUT
BUT there is humbleness in not being condescending, after all there is no standard command that actually can tell you what linux distribution you are using... which has always been a problem after all. There are a couple of scripts around that attempt this but generally these only tell you the branch that the OS you are using comes from...

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Old 08-08-2010, 10:13 AM   #20
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Looks like you are running a semi-obsolete distro called Xandros that came preinstalled on Asus eee PCs:

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=xandros

If you want to learn more about Xandros: http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewforum.php?id=2

But I recommend installing an up-to-date, user-friendly distro like Ubuntu or Mint.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 10:33 AM   #21
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I too believe it's likely Xandros Linux. There was one other Linux OS that came pre-installed on some mini laptops but I can't recall the name of that one.

If RyRi420 could examine the PC and find the model of the machine, that may help us know for sure which OS came on it. For example, maybe it's an "EEEPC 901", which did come with Xandros.

Here's another LQ thread where a member has a similar situation: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...bution-795400/
That thread may be of some assistance to you.

Good luck!
 
Old 08-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #22
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im new to linux too and have been getting frustrated but its fun learning!! can i just add that r3sistance helped me out bundles!! a good person to listen too!!

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Old 08-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #23
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im new to linux too and have been getting frustrated but its fun learning!! can i just add that r3sistance helped me out bundles!! a good person to listen too!!
My 2 cents is get to know the distro you have before worrying about upgrades or different distros. Especially using package managers and common terminology.
 
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:56 AM   #24
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ok so i guess im going to go with ubuntu and i need too know how too save it too my flash drive so i can install it on the comp.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 01:49 AM   #25
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I thought something like this might come up...

There is a page on the ubuntu website for doing USB installations, it looks a little over-complicated from my perspective. I did also find this page. From the looks of it... in my opinion a USB CD/DVD drive would be easier if you could splash out for one but it is certainly possible to do a USB Stick installation, I just don't know if it will be that easy.

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im new to linux too and have been getting frustrated but its fun learning!! can i just add that r3sistance helped me out bundles!! a good person to listen too!!
Thanks for the comment. Currently I work doing professional server support and have to support people of varying levels fixing both hardware and software issues so I likely just have more experience with this then a lot of people here, but there are many many people here who know Linux far better then I do.
 
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:17 AM   #26
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what do you mean by splash out for one? i have a four gig usb stick and easier is better for me
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:23 AM   #27
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Splash out is a kind of slang for purchase, generally with connotations of either slightly "spoiling" one's self or having to get reluctantly.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:27 AM   #28
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ok so i got one and what would be the best thing too do with it or the least complicated?
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:28 AM   #29
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Sorry, can I confirm which/what you have.
 
Old 08-09-2010, 02:34 AM   #30
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like the brand of usb stick i have if so its a sony microvault click or what type of os im using cuz i think im using xandros from what the previous owner said... just its from 2007 so its is way outdated
 
  


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