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Old 10-20-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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I'm new to linux


I have a computer that had crashed. I'm interested in putting linux in my crashed computer. if it's crashed how do I place it on the pc? where do I download a linux version and what version should I get?


is it possible to download it to a cd and place it in the crashed computer and it would instal its self? sorta like windows xp cd does when your pc crashes.
 
Old 10-20-2008, 07:14 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

First, how did the system crash? What is the problem, hardware or software?

You could download a 'SystemRescueCD' to checkout the system. If it's just a software crash then you could download from the 'LiveCD List' to test a distribution before a install.

I prefer SlackwareŽ but it does require a little work on the user's part. The learning curve is steep but once you've got it you will use it. As some say ' To use SlackwareŽ is the way to learn Linux'.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 10-20-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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is it possible to download it to a cd and place it in the crashed computer and it would instal its self?
You can download a distribution installer, burn it to a CD, and install Linux from the CD. The Linux distribution which installs with the least amount of user participation is ubuntu or kubuntu. I recommend you try kubuntu:

http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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for more options visit http://distrowatch.com/.download anyone you like.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

First, how did the system crash? What is the problem, hardware or software?

You could download a 'SystemRescueCD' to checkout the system. If it's just a software crash then you could download from the 'LiveCD List' to test a distribution before a install.

I prefer SlackwareŽ but it does require a little work on the user's part. The learning curve is steep but once you've got it you will use it. As some say ' To use SlackwareŽ is the way to learn Linux'.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
how did it crash I had a computer with a ripped copy of microsoft and I didn't know, and one day I updated those microsoft updates and it crashed my pc.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 08:43 PM   #6
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Just download any of the linux iso and burn it to a CD.Installing linux is just like installing windows.There are a lot of lnux distributions available for free.Select the one that suits your needs(HOME/OFFICE/DEVELOPMENT/NETWORK).
 
Old 10-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #7
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how did it crash I had a computer with a ripped copy of microsoft and I didn't know, and one day I updated those microsoft updates and it crashed my pc.
That's how I messed up my windows... by updating and it crashed completely. This is why I gave up windows for linux. Now I'm starting to learn how to use ubuntu at the moment.
 
  


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