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Old 09-10-2009, 04:35 AM   #1
sankalp
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Hi all.


Hello all,

Sankalp here,

I am new to Linux its been years that i have been using windows & to be frank i needed a change so i installed Ubuntu & the new environment was really cool, i am really ho see something new when i start my pc now ( i was fed up to see the blue colored Windows) Well i guess i am heading the right direction now.

After Ubuntu i am planning to install Mandriva & the RH shrike but to be frank i could not get any further than burning Mandriva on a cd then i tried to boot the cd at the system start-up but the cd does not boot automatically, i am not sure if i am doing something wrong or is it that i have to install the OS in a different way. I am now downloading RH shrike & wil try to boot the cd to install the OS & see if that works.

Thanks a lot for all your help in this matter.

Cheers!!!
 
Old 09-10-2009, 04:47 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ
Make sure to burn the iso as iso.
Always verify the md5sum from the download before burning.
If all this fails, burn the CD on a lower speed.

Regards
 
Old 09-10-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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First, try to use better titles for the threads. Titles give information about your issue and will help members to know if they can help you out.

Ubuntu is a good choice for newbies. And it will work for you. As for using RH9, I would say DONT. It is far too old. Use something new.Like CentOS5, Fedora 11. Using unsupported distros is risky. You do not get any updates.

As for making a cd bootable, download the iso image and burn it using burning software. But while choosing the option DO NOT choose data disk. Instead choose Burn Image to Disk or something similar. You can use K3B or nero or anything you want. Brasero is default burning software for Gnome that is your Ubuntu environment. You can use it as well. The last option is image burn that you want.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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Hello folks,

Thanks a lot for your help.

I checked the iso for the Mandriva image file & it was somehow corrupt that's the reason why it was not getting installed, downloaded a new ISO file the burned a new iso & the OS is up & running fine now. I then tried to install CentOS5 on my spare pc but the test failed, so am downloading CentOS ISO newly & will try to install it later today, hope CentOS is cool too.

Cheers!!!
 
Old 09-11-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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Why are you downloading all the ISOs twice? Are you downloading them from the official mirrors? Check md5sums always.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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Hello,

yes i tried to download it from here http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/centos/5.3/isos/i386/ oh ok i will take care while checking the Check md5sums

Thanks a lot for your help.

Will keep posting if an issues.

Cheers!!!
 
Old 09-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #7
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I am doubtful if you will find CentOS5 COOL. It is meant for running on servers mostly and is built from RHEL5 code. It is not meant to be cool or look as good as desktop distributions like Ubuntu, Mandriva or Fedora. But it still looks nice with cool blue login screen and desktop. Its not an eyecandy but definitely not boring.
 
Old 09-12-2009, 05:25 AM   #8
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Hi sankalp,
I am new in this site.I have searched this site via google.I would like to say you thanks for such a nice link.I have gone through the link and have got number of Directory which I was searching from the long time.
Thanks again and keep sharing.
 
Old 09-12-2009, 10:48 AM   #9
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Hello all,

Thanks a lot chaitanya for your reply, i guess i will stick to Mandriva or Fedora as they look cool than Centos or ubuntu. I am finding Linux really really exciting, i am sure to stick with it like gum :-)

Cheers!!!
 
Old 09-14-2009, 01:40 AM   #10
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I think Ubuntu looks good as well you just need to know how to tweak it. Installing compiz should be as easy as anything with synaptic and then you can enable 3d effects as well.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 04:26 AM   #11
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Hello all,

Thanks a lot chaitanya for your reply, i guess i will stick to Mandriva or Fedora as they look cool than Centos or ubuntu. I am finding Linux really really exciting, i am sure to stick with it like gum :-)

Cheers!!!
Linux is what you make of it. You can make any distribution look like any other distribution. you just need to tweak it a bit.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 03:48 AM   #12
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Hello all,

Thanks a lot for your inputs folks they really helped me evaluate what Linux is about & as i see it Linux is the future, lol chaitanya i love your signature which says "Hell is so lucky, Bill is still on earth!!!!"
i am seeing it happening true with Linux acquiring all windows users.

Cheers!!!
 
Old 09-15-2009, 05:00 AM   #13
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I just mentioned this in the signature. But most of the members would agree on it. Use Vista and it proves me correct.
 
  


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