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Old 05-01-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Install Linux from Live CD


If you have a Live CD, how do you install Linux from the Live CD? Is that possible to do, or can you only run Linux from a Live CD and not install it onto the harddrive?

Does it matter what distribution you use? Can you only install from some Live CDs and not from others? Why?
 
Old 05-01-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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I don't install Live CD on my computer. I used it when I need to go to some web-site that I'm not suppose to.
to me, I use Knoppix.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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If you have a Live CD, how do you install Linux from the Live CD? Is that possible to do, or can you only run Linux from a Live CD and not install it onto the harddrive?
As an example, when you boot an Ubuntu CD there's an icon on the desktop called "Install". Clicking it will start the installation process. There's also distros that don't work like live CDs and will instead automatically start the installation process when the CD boots.

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Does it matter what distribution you use? Can you only install from some Live CDs and not from others? Why?
Yes, it matters. Installation from a live CD is a feature. Not all distros have that feature.

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Old 05-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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What do you want to do with the live cd?

If you want to install, do you want dual boot? win and linux os on the same harddrive?


RE using live cd to go to illegal sites does not make any difference. You still leave your ipaddress.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 01:32 AM   #5
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Thank you for your comment. I am taking a look at some of the live cd to see what they have to offer. That may be what I am looking for. From the reading that I did about it, it looks like it may work on my Pentium PC that crashed with M$icosoft ME.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 11:05 PM   #6
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Thank you for your comment. I am taking a look at some of the live cd to see what they have to offer. That may be what I am looking for. From the reading that I did about it, it looks like it may work on my Pentium PC that crashed with M$icosoft ME.
I never had windows me so I cant say anything about it. I went from win 98 to xp. It sounds like you have an older computer. With windows me maybe 7 years old?

1. Why did windows crash? Is it a software problem or a hardware problem. Did you try to install Vista? Vista probably will not work very well on a older system. I think it is too bloated.

2. Are you looking for an operating system for an older system? There are several linux distros for older systems. I know of http://www.xubuntu.org/. It is the cholesterol free part of ubuntu which I think is the most popular distro. Slackware also has the option of the xfce desktop. There is also damn small linux. I know nothing about that one.

You may want to start a new thread asking which distro would go with your system. You will need to provide more details on your system. You will need to provide cpu speed and hard drive size.
 
Old 05-04-2008, 12:02 AM   #7
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Thank you for the comments. I think that learning more about the various types of things that you can do with Linux on a Pentium PC is part of what deciding what Linux to put on your computer.

I am trying to put Linux on a 40GB EIDE HD on a Pentium PC. There is another post about it. Thank you for suggesting about it. I have not tried Vista. I just got a Macintosh G5 from a friend for free, like Liunx.
 
  


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