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Old 06-08-2008, 03:09 AM   #31
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I do not recommend using re-writeable media--eg CD-RW.
I realise this is OT, but why not?
Actually, the way I go thru different distros, there would be a place for CD-RW......
The issue is for backup and archiving. My reading says that CD-R lasts longer.

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but why wouldnt they help me?
I believe Nylex was trying to tell you that LQ is not here to help people get around firewalls, crack passwords, or any other similar activity.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:55 AM   #32
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once you get excited to download more isos....do not burn them....install virtualbox from www.virtualbox.org and just load the live cd iso into vbox....or if its a install cd...still no problem...use vbox to create a virtual hard drive...use a good live cd iso to partition it....but even better is a mandriva install dvd that will allow you to partition it...reboot and then install without needing a live cd iso.....oh I am not recommending mandriva I am recommending vbox to save on you burning cds.

btw I use cdrws for the live cds that I do burn....to save the planet and da money
 
Old 06-08-2008, 01:24 PM   #33
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ok, heres a pic of the program I downloaded and what happens when I open it.

Yesterday I was fooling around and opened my disk in media player, It did a quick 1 min format, then I dragged the file onto the burn part, and the damn thing automatically started to burn!! in a panic, I cancelled it but it already look like the damage is done on the disk.

sasha, what linux version did you download? whats the difference between all the different versions? can you link me to the one you downloaded so were on the same page here? I may have downloaded the wrong one or something.

am I going to be able to pu MS office onto linux? how about the full version of zone alarm thats already on disk, or am I going to have to download the Linux version?

Thanks alot for all the help. Im actually making a little progress here!

now lets just hope I don get impatient and try to burn the disk myself... and ruin it

thanks
 
Old 06-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #34
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once you get excited to download more isos....do not burn them....install virtualbox from www.virtualbox.org and just load the live cd iso into vbox....or if its a install cd...still no problem...use vbox to create a virtual hard drive...use a good live cd iso to partition it....but even better is a mandriva install dvd that will allow you to partition it...reboot and then install without needing a live cd iso.....oh I am not recommending mandriva I am recommending vbox to save on you burning cds.

btw I use cdrws for the live cds that I do burn....to save the planet and da money
what exactly do I download? your post was a little complicated, I understood some of it but not all. I wish I understood al of it

and what exactly is an iso?


heres the pic I forgot to attach in my last post:

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/949/41715163on2.jpg

Last edited by wowihatevista; 06-08-2008 at 02:58 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 02:05 PM   #35
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Since I'm new to this forum and don't know if I can add this particular link, I'll just describe how to get it. Totally related to the problem and not self swerving.

If you want to try Ubuntu, try the word Wubi on google. Using the Wubi installer you can try out Ubuntu within Windows with no ill effects to Windows.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #36
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Since I'm new to this forum and don't know if I can add this particular link, I'll just describe how to get it. Totally related to the problem and not self swerving.

If you want to try Ubuntu, try the word Wubi on google. Using the Wubi installer you can try out Ubuntu within Windows with no ill effects to Windows.
you should be able to post any link.. except to bad things.

Ill try it, thanks.

what is the difference between all the different linuxs? what the most popular/best one? which is the best for a noob?
 
Old 06-08-2008, 02:55 PM   #37
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can someone please send me a PM with either msn or aim or something that can guide me through the WHOLE process?

I dont have aim but ill make one... or whatever you guys/girls use.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:23 PM   #38
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There's not really much to it. Download an ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot from that CD. What don't you understand about the Ubuntu download page?
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:59 PM   #39
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sasha, what linux version did you download? whats the difference between all the different versions? can you link me to the one you downloaded so were on the same page here? I may have downloaded the wrong one or something.

am I going to be able to pu MS office onto linux? how about the full version of zone alarm thats already on disk, or am I going to have to download the Linux version?

thanks
I use Slackware 11 Linux on a daily basis, and I got it by locating a download mirror via slackware.com. Besides Slackware, I have probably a dozen other Linuxes here, some of them Live CDs and some not.

There is no "wrong" Linux; there are just different ones, better suited either to newbies, or to scientists, or for use as servers, or for use on old/small machines, etc.. They are all based on the same thing: the Linux Kernel. Differences include size of installation, method of package management (or lack thereof), included software (or lack thereof), relative ease of use, default desktop environmet, etc etc etc.. Think of it like a lot of cars & trucks: they are all vehicles, but some are harder to operate, same are harder to maintain/repair, some are fancy, some are plain, and some, well, the manufacturer closed up shop so getting them serviced is difficult.
As a new user, Ubuntu will serve you just fine until you either get bored with it, get good at it, decide you love it, or want to try another. Note that using Ubuntu is allegedly easier than with a lot of other Linuxes, because it is full of automation, meaning "click some buttons in a GUI and it will attempt to configure or install something automatically for you". This particular automated stuff is usually not as flexible nor as capable, as a human doing the same task by hand (editing config files or installing a driver yourself) and is something that many users, myself included, do not like. If it works when you use it, then great; but when it doesn't work, or when something "automatically" goes south on you, it is generally a much larger pain in the a$$ to fix than it would have been if you were doing the task by hand in the first place.
As to which Linux is the "Best" that is totally subjective. There is no correct answer most of the time. As for which are "Most Popular" just go to a site like distrowatch.com and look at the long list on the right side of the page; it shows the number of 'hits' that the top distros have gotten lately.

For Zone alarm, if there is a Linux version, then sure, you can install it.

As for M$ Office, it will not install by default, nor will it install by any normal means. It might work under Wine, or Cedega, or most probably inside a Virtual Machine, but I have no idea really.
Besides, unless there is some fantastical feature of M$ Office that you absolutely cannot go without, you will probably be able to accomplish your Office work using the Open Office Suite, which is a Linux collection of applications such as those that are in M$ Office. Open Office is included with many Linuxes, and it can for the most part read and write M$-compatible files & documents.

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 06-08-2008 at 04:09 PM. Reason: added more info
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:03 PM   #40
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There's not really much to it. Download an ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot from that CD. What don't you understand about the Ubuntu download page?
I just dont know if I picked all the "right" options thats all.

Ive downloaded the ISO... whater the hell that is.

Now I have to try and figureout how to bun it, Ive burnt cds before but with an old version of nero. I dont know exactly how to burn the iso file onto a mini DVD-R so im waiting for someon that knows exactly how and can walk me through it.

when/if I am able to burn the ISO file on the dvd, can I also burn my Music/picture file on as well? then I dont have to dual boot, ill completely get rid of windows?

thanks
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:07 PM   #41
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I use Slackware 11 Linux on a daily basis, and I got it by locating a download mirror via slackware.com. Besides Slackware, I have probably a dozen other Linuxes here, some of them Live CDs and some not.

There is no "wrong" Linux; there are just different ones, better suited either to newbies, or to scientists, or for use as servers, or for use on old/small machines, etc.. They are all based on the same thing: the Linux Kernel. Differences include size of installation, method of package management (or lack thereof), included software (or lack thereof), relative ease of use, default desktop environmet, etc etc etc.. Think of it like a lot of cars & trucks: they are all vehicles, but some are harder to operate, same are harder to maintain/repair, some are fancy, some are plain, and some, well, the manufacturer closed up shop so getting them serviced is difficult.

For Zone alarm, if there is a Linux version, then sure, you can install it.

As for M$ Office, it will not install by default, nor will it install by any normal means. It might work under Wine, or Cedega, or most probably inside a Virtual Machine, but I have no idea really.
Besides, unless there is some fantastical feature of M$ Office that you absolutely cannot go without, you will probably be able to accomplish your Office work using the Open Office Suite, which is a Linux collection of applications such as those that are in M$ Office. Open Office is included with many Linuxes, and it can for the most part read and write M$-compatible files & documents.
damn your helpful

I think Ill just try out ubuntu and get the hang of it, then I might try another one.

So did you see the pic? can you help me there? I really wanna burn it but have NO IDEA how...

I dont even really need MS office so I can live with out that one.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:12 PM   #42
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Ive downloaded the ISO... whater the hell that is.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_image.

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when/if I am able to burn the ISO file on the dvd, can I also burn my Music/picture file on as well? then I dont have to dual boot, ill completely get rid of windows?
You'll have to burn your files to another CD/DVD. You can get rid of Windows if you wish, obviously.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:18 PM   #43
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_image.



You'll have to burn your files to another CD/DVD. You can get rid of Windows if you wish, obviously.
can I burn the music on one side and the ISO on the other side... its a dual sided disk but one side MIGHT have already had like .0001% of the iso on then I cancelled it
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #44
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can I burn the music on one side and the ISO on the other side
I haven't a clue if you can do that I'm afraid. I'm sure there's someone here that knows.
 
Old 06-08-2008, 04:25 PM   #45
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I haven't a clue if you can do that I'm afraid. I'm sure there's someone here that knows.
ok, thats fine. thanks anyways.
 
  


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