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Old 06-07-2008, 01:57 PM   #16
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but why wouldnt they help me?
It's not really allowed, even if the rules don't explicitly say that.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 02:39 PM   #17
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It's not really allowed, even if the rules don't explicitly say that.
ok, thats fine.

Now I have to wait till I can get a damn blank cd!!!

Am I gonna lose all the stuff on my comp now? like my music and pics?

I can put any program on linux, its not gonna cause me any troubles? firefox, limewire, msn messenger, azureus, games, zone alarm, movie maker, etc..

sorry for all the extreme noob questions, everyons gotta learn somewhere!

thanks a lot for all the help everyone.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 02:41 PM   #18
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oh yeah, and just for the record:

I dont know how to edit the thread title, and just noticed I made a mistake in it.

It should say "Im new to LINUX".. not vista.
 
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Am I gonna lose all the stuff on my comp now? like my music and pics?
Only if you delete your Windows partition(s) and don't have any backups. You should make backups anyway, even if you're not planning to remove Windows.

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I can put any program on linux, its not gonna cause me any troubles? firefox, limewire, msn messenger, azureus, games, zone alarm, movie maker, etc.
Linux isn't Windows, so you need software for Linux. Firefox, LimeWire and Azureus do run under Linux natively, so you won't have any troubles there (you'll just have to obtain the Linux packages for them). There are various clients you can use to connect to your MSN account: Pidgin, aMSN, Kopete to name a few. As for games, you may be able to run some of them under Cedega. Other programs for Windows may be made to run under Linux using WINE. You are advised to find Linux alternatives first, though.

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oh yeah, and just for the record:

I dont know how to edit the thread title, and just noticed I made a mistake in it.

It should say "Im new to LINUX".. not vista.
You can't edit the thread title. If you want it changed, simply report the first post and ask a moderator to change it.

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:14 PM   #20
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Only if you delete your Windows partition(s) and don't have any backups. You should make backups anyway, even if you're not planning to remove Windows.



Linux isn't Windows, so you need software for Linux. Firefox, LimeWire and Azureus do run under Linux natively, so you won't have any troubles there (you'll just have to obtain the Linux packages for them). There are various clients you can use to connect to your MSN account: Pidgin, aMSN, Kopete to name a few. As for games, you may be able to run some of them under Cedega. Other programs for Windows may be made to run under Linux using WINE. You are advised to find Linux alternatives first, though.

You may like to read this.



You can't edit the thread title. If you want it changed, simply report the first post and ask a moderator to change it.
can I just put my folder onto the disk with linux? its a pretty small folder, like 50mb

Yeah, now that you mention that I remember when I go to download a program it gives you the option of linux of windows or mac version anda few others.

thanks for the help.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #21
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can I just put my folder onto the disk with linux? its a pretty small folder, like 50mb
If you leave your Windows partition(s) intact, you'll be able to mount them under Linux and have access to all the files on them. You will then be able to copy files to your Linux partition from them if you wish (obviously, if you store your files on external media, you'll be able to copy them to your Linux partition as well).
 
Old 06-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #22
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If you leave your Windows partition(s) intact, you'll be able to mount them under Linux and have access to all the files on them. You will then be able to copy files to your Linux partition from them if you wish (obviously, if you store your files on external media, you'll be able to copy them to your Linux partition as well).
i dont understand what you mean by partition.


can I leave windows on, install linux, transfer my files to linux, then take windows off?

is it wise to take windows off?
 
Old 06-07-2008, 09:08 PM   #23
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If you use Ubuntu, during the install, you will have the choice of either having Linux install along side of Windows (allowing you to "dual boot" and choose which OS you want to use when you start up your machine) or totally replace Windows with Linux.

I am personally running with a dual boot on my workstation. I am using Windows XP 64bit, and Kubuntu 64bit. Both operating systems happily co-exist on the same hard drive by installing into different partitions. (Think in terms of slicing a pie into two halves. This would be similar to making two "partitions" on the same drive.)

When booting your PC, you will be presented with a menu in which you can choose to boot either OS. If running Linux, you will also be able to see and share files on the Windows partition. And the opposite is true as well if you use the EXT2FS driver for Windows. (It allows Windows to natively access and use EXT2 or EXT3 file systems. (The file systems that most Linux systems use.)
 
Old 06-07-2008, 10:00 PM   #24
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If you use Ubuntu, during the install, you will have the choice of either having Linux install along side of Windows (allowing you to "dual boot" and choose which OS you want to use when you start up your machine) or totally replace Windows with Linux.

I am personally running with a dual boot on my workstation. I am using Windows XP 64bit, and Kubuntu 64bit. Both operating systems happily co-exist on the same hard drive by installing into different partitions. (Think in terms of slicing a pie into two halves. This would be similar to making two "partitions" on the same drive.)

When booting your PC, you will be presented with a menu in which you can choose to boot either OS. If running Linux, you will also be able to see and share files on the Windows partition. And the opposite is true as well if you use the EXT2FS driver for Windows. (It allows Windows to natively access and use EXT2 or EXT3 file systems. (The file systems that most Linux systems use.)
damn that was a helpful post. I actually understood most of it!

It is possible to dual boot, transfer my files and programs to linux then get rid of windows?

what is the differences between ubuntu and kubuntu and all the other "buntus". what is the "best" one?


thanks. cant wait for my blank cds
 
Old 06-07-2008, 10:11 PM   #25
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heres my computer specs, im not gonna have any problems am i?

Inten Core 2 Duo Processor T5550
(1.83 Ghz, 667 Mhz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)

up to 1791MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500m GS Turbo Cache

3GB DDR2 RAM

320GB HDD

DVD-Super Multi DL
 
Old 06-07-2008, 10:57 PM   #26
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heres my computer specs, im not gonna have any problems am i?

Inten Core 2 Duo Processor T5550
(1.83 Ghz, 667 Mhz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)

up to 1791MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500m GS Turbo Cache

3GB DDR2 RAM

320GB HDD

DVD-Super Multi DL
You will have little or no difficulty with that hardware you mention.

A few things to mention, but don't get too excited yet (wait till you get it installed first) so:

1) you will eventually want to install the nVidia driver for your video card. The one included by default with most Linux distributions is Open Source, and while it does work fine, it will not give you great performance or 3D acceleration that your card is capable of. Ubuntu I believe has a built-in tool for package management (installing stuff) and it should have a section where you can select "restricted" drivers, meaning "stuff that is not open source", such as the proprietary video drivers from nVidia.. Again, once you get installed, we can deal with this. Who knows, Ubuntu may even ask during installation if you want to do that.

2) you have 3 GB of RAM. That is great, but (someone please clarify this for me) the Linux Kernel, which is the heart of the Linux system, may not be configured to use that much RAM right away.
Again, after you get it installed, if you seem to be missing memory, just say so, and we (some Ubuntu users) will help you get that sorted out.

3) I thought I would mention that there's no reason, other than it being kind of a waste of space on a DVD, that you couldn't burn the Ubuntu ISO image to one of your mini DVD's if you are impatient. I have mini DVD-RW's here (1.4 GB or 30 minutes) that make great data discs or bootable ISO discs. Besides, if yours are rewritable, you could just wipe it later and burn Ubuntu to a CD when you get some.
It's up to you-- wait to get some CD's, or burn to a DVD. Both work fine. (but either way, burn it AS A CD, NOT as a DVD, if there's any doubt.)

Cheers! And welcome to LQ.

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Old 06-07-2008, 11:48 PM   #27
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You will have little or no difficulty with that hardware you mention.

A few things to mention, but don't get too excited yet (wait till you get it installed first) so:

1) you will eventually want to install the nVidia driver for your video card. The one included by default with most Linux distributions is Open Source, and while it does work fine, it will not give you great performance or 3D acceleration that your card is capable of. Ubuntu I believe has a built-in tool for package management (installing stuff) and it should have a section where you can select "restricted" drivers, meaning "stuff that is not open source", such as the proprietary video drivers from nVidia.. Again, once you get installed, we can deal with this. Who knows, Ubuntu may even ask during installation if you want to do that.

2) you have 3 GB of RAM. That is great, but (someone please clarify this for me) the Linux Kernel, which is the heart of the Linux system, may not be configured to use that much RAM right away.
Again, after you get it installed, if you seem to be missing memory, just say so, and we (some Ubuntu users) will help you get that sorted out.

3) I thought I would mention that there's no reason, other than it being kind of a waste of space on a DVD, that you couldn't burn the Ubuntu ISO image to one of your mini DVD's if you are impatient. I have mini DVD-RW's here (1.4 GB or 30 minutes) that make great data discs or bootable ISO discs. Besides, if yours are rewritable, you could just wipe it later and burn Ubuntu to a CD when you get some.
It's up to you-- wait to get some CD's, or burn to a DVD. Both work fine. (but either way, burn it AS A CD, NOT as a DVD, if there's any doubt.)

Cheers! And welcome to LQ.

Sasha

YEEEESSSSSS thank you SSOOO much, thats EXACTLY what I needed

1. thats a little complicated, im not that good with video cards, im new to that.

2.thats fine, I dont hardcore game or anything so 3gb ram is too much for me, but I would still like it to be there... just in case

3. awesome, I have a unopned DVD-R in my camcorder case right now!!! im gonna try to burn it now and try not to waste my only dvd..

My dvd is actually a 2.8GB 60min but im still gonna use it.

if anyone here has msn messenger you wanna add me and maybe guide me through it? it would be a lot faster and that way im guaranteed not to screw anything up.




thanks alot for all the help

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Old 06-07-2008, 11:55 PM   #28
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ok, its saying:

"your compilation cannot be written on this type of disk. required type: CD-R/RW

Disk type in recorder: DVD-R"

when I burn it, I click CD > 80MIN (700MB)
 
Old 06-08-2008, 12:08 AM   #29
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ok, I have a dual sided disk so I can afford to make a mistake.

I just was fooling around and opened the disk in media player and it formatted the disk... only took a few seconds. that didnt "wreck" it did it?
 
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Yeek! For one thing, the word "compilation" tells me that you are maybe burning the disc the wrong way.

I haven't used Win in a while (thankfully) but I can recommend "Infra-Recorder" for easy burning. Just google for it, it's free and works well.

You want to burn "ISO Image to Disk", NOT any kind of compilation. Basically you'll select "Burn Image" from a menu, browse for the ISO file when it asks, and whammo-- not much more to it than that. Though with something like NERO, things can get much more complex than they need to be.

I dunno how a disc (let alone a DVD) can be formatted in a few seconds, but with Win... Who knows I have no idea if you did anything to it. Generally it takes a long time to format optical media, like many minutes..

Try burning to it I suppose and hopefully it still works!

Sasha

PS - remove your email address from that post, if you don't want a million junk mails.. You can put contact info into your profile

PPS - talk of keygens and stuff like that is strongly frowned upon around here. You may want to edit that part of that post too.

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