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Old 12-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #16
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That would explain why I was unable to run the md5sum command.
no the command would run
it would just not be correct
or would error with a massage about a unreadable iso

you stated you put it in the Downloads folder
but the command you posted had you in the HOME folder and NOT in the Downloads folder
with nothing to check in the wrong folder it will just sit there
 
Old 12-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
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Lightbulb Let me be your bridge

While Puppy Linux is good for slow, very old hardware, it is by far not a full-featured system. There is so much greatness you are missing with Puppy Linux.

aristocratic, please let me be your bridge and greatly expand your world to the full fabulousness of openSUSE 13.1. openSUSE 13.1 is a great Linux distribution for newbies, while being a system one can grow with.

Send me a Personal Message, and I will gladly snail mail you any of the following (whatever it takes to get you started):
  • openSUSE 13.1 for 64-bit Install DVD, fully checked and verified, for FREE
  • openSUSE 13.1 for 32-bit Install DVD, fully checked and verified, for FREE
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live KDE DVD for 64-bit, fully checked and verified, for FREE
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live KDE DVD for 32-bit, fully checked and verified, for FREE
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live GNOME DVD for 64-bit, fully checked and verified, for FREE
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live GNOME DVD for 32-bit, fully checked and verified, for FREE
  • openSUSE 13.1 Install for 64-bit USB flash drive, fully checked and verified, for the cost of the flash drive
  • openSUSE 13.1 Install for 32-bit USB flash drive, fully checked and verified, for the cost of the flash drive
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live KDE DVD for 64-bit USB flash drive, fully checked and verified, for the cost of the flash drive
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live KDE DVD for 32-bit USB flash drive, fully checked and verified, for the cost of the flash drive
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live GNOME DVD for 64-bit USB flash drive, fully checked and verified, for the cost of the flash drive
  • openSUSE 13.1 Live GNOME DVD for 32-bit USB flash drive, fully checked and verified, for the cost of the flash drive

If you live outside the USA or Canada, I would request some assistance with the postage.

I will gladly provide personal support live and by email to get you up and running.

After all that I am offering, you may be thinking "what's the 'catch'?" or "why is he doing this?", and you would be correct to think so. The "catch" is that you spread Linux whenever you have the opportunity, and you help Linux newbies like I am offering to help you. The reason I am making this generous offer is because I was in your position about 15 years ago, when the only Internet connection anyone could get was an impractically slow modem; and I struggled like crazy to download a Linux distribution and get started with Linux for the first time. No one should need to go through the struggles I had anymore, now that there is abundant and fast Internet connectivity with multiple mature Linux distributions.

Alternately, you can download the openSUSE 13.1 ISO's using any web browser:
The openSUSE 13.1 Live DVD's/flash drives are special in the sense that they can be used without installing anything, by booting from them. The Live DVD's/flash drives also can be used to install openSUSE 13.1 directly from the DVD/flash drive. openSUSE Live on a flash drive can be used as a portable Linux system that boots from any PC, and stores your data (like documents, music, video and more) on the flash drive. openSUSE Live flash drives are also very useful as a comprehensive rescue system.

Or, buy an openSUSE 13.1 install DVD online for USD$5.95 and have it shipped to you. You can also buy an install DVD of any other popular Linux distribution for USD$5.95. If you don't have access to a DVD drive, then the openSUSE 13.1 Live/Install USB flash drives starting at USD$14.95 might be a good option for you (be sure to choose the 64-bit version if your computer will support 64-bit).

Please do yourself a favor and do an Internet search for a "Linux user group" in your area; like: "Linux user group San Francisco". That is usually an easy way to find much in-person help to get you going with Linux.

I hope my post is helpful to you, and everyone else in your challenging situation.
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Max

Last edited by Max314; 12-20-2013 at 11:07 AM.
 
  


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