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Old 05-04-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
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I know nothing about linux aside that it I want to learn to use it and was wondering how to use it. I use a intel computer and found that I can run linux over windows. If anyone can point me to a guide for the complete mindless it would be helpful.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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It would worth an effort, if you try not running Linux over Windows. If you are seriously interested in using / learning more about Linux and the bundle of application softwares running on top of it, I would recommend to start off with what is known as a LIVE CD / Live USB OS.

Describing each one in detail would make this post longer than an article in the newspaper; therefore, I would request you to read the following articles:

http://db.glug-bom.org/wiki/index.ph..._LIVE_CD_Guide

http://db.glug-bom.org/wiki/index.ph...re_Quick_Guide

Alternatively, if you are bent upon trying Linux, whilst running Windows, you need to install VMWare or a virtual machine software that'll boot off Linux within Windows. However, this option is not worth the try, if you are low on hardware resources.

Trying the LIVE CD is worth the effort, IMHO
 
Old 05-04-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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linuxfordummies

You might want to browse on http://www.linuxfordummies.org/ or buy the book at http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Dummies-.../dp/0471752827 or simply reading all these posts at LinuxQuestions.org

Searching on Google for Linux, Tutorials, etc will give a lot of results.

the Linux Documentation Project at tldp.org is also highly suggested.

Linux Archive

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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These are worth looking at:

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm - Linux/MS comparison short article
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz - Linux tutorial/guide
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html - intro to cmd line
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ - more in depth cmd line
 
Old 05-06-2008, 01:00 AM   #6
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It would worth an effort, if you try not running Linux over Windows.
would it be passable to run Linux while not running windows but still have windows installed? I am having trouble with Image file (ISO) and I already have my drive partitioned.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 01:44 AM   #7
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If you install a virtual machine, it will eat some place on one of your partitions (by creating a file), and will behave like a Windows application. If you download and burn LiveCD ISO (which of two parts causes problems, by the way?), you will be able to ignore your HDD when booted from LiveCD until you feel that you will be ready to go ahead. You can also (in some cases) move partitions with little chance of losing data (i.e. you'd better have a backup, but you will probably not need to spend time restoring from it).
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:21 AM   #8
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would it be passable to run Linux while not running windows but still have windows installed?
It's possible to dual boot Linux and Windows.
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I am having trouble with Image file (ISO)
You don't know how to burn it,dont't know which one to choose,is the checksum not good,or is it hardware raleted?

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Old 05-06-2008, 02:31 AM   #9
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You don't know how to burn it,dont't know which one to choose,is the checksum not good,or is it hardware raleted?
the first one. I can't seem to find out any program that will help with an image file. me and I knew computers.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:36 AM   #10
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http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net/cdrtfe/download_en.html looks like one of the options. Actually, most disk burning programs can write iso images.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:54 AM   #11
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Well,I just wrote in google bar "iso burning freeware" and there was 137000 results.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 04:47 PM   #13
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I have VISTA and I just made a bootable disk but it dosn't seem to boot.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #14
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I didn't know anything about Linux about 2 years ago but I decided to download it, install it and USE IT. I'm so happy now that I don't depend on M$crosoft garbage! I would recommend do some research on Google for problems etc etc. As my personal experience with OpenSuse I will recommend that one but again it's all up to you.
Linux for dummies is a good book or any from O'rellly.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 04:53 PM   #15
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I have VISTA and I just made a bootable disk but it dosn't seem to boot.
Make sure that you have set the BIOS so that the computer attempts to boot from the CD-ROM before the hard drive

You can normally configure the BIOS settings by hitting one of the function keys (F9, F10, etc.) during the booting process.
 
  


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