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Old 07-04-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hi
Actually I have a windows xp pc but unfortunately I all of a sudden it says some of the system files are deleted and now it says error some system files missing. Since I don’t have the xp I decided to use ubuntu or slax. But my other computer doesn’t have cd drive so I decided to use usb but I don’t get the process . Also I am new to computers and tried other sites that came up and Google and didn’t get most the parts. Also I ordered a ubuntu free cd do u think they’ll send it I am in Canada. Also for the usb i read somewhere that I can also make my usb a hardrive and use it but I don’t get the process .

Thanks any help will be wonderful. Also my computer is 80 gb and 512 mb if u think there is another better/easier to install free os out there please tell me. Also my windows xp before was sp2.

Thanks finally and please help
 
Old 07-04-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure they send Ubuntu cds to any where in the world. Also Slax is meant as a livecd, it is advisable not to install it
 
Old 07-04-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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Hi
Actually I have a windows xp pc but unfortunately I all of a sudden it says some of the system files are deleted and now it says error some system files missing. Since I donít have the xp I decided to use ubuntu or slax. But my other computer doesnít have cd drive so I decided to use usb but I donít get the process . Also I am new to computers and tried other sites that came up and Google and didnít get most the parts. Also I ordered a ubuntu free cd do u think theyíll send it I am in Canada. Also for the usb i read somewhere that I can also make my usb a hardrive and use it but I donít get the process .

Thanks any help will be wonderful. Also my computer is 80 gb and 512 mb if u think there is another better/easier to install free os out there please tell me. Also my windows xp before was sp2.

Thanks finally and please help
Well to answer these Questions, there are many answers. If you have decided you prefer to completely remove your Windows and go with Linux thats awsome. Please be advised since you are a new user and the majority of people learning computers learn on Windows if you choose to keep windows then by all means call the manufacturer of you machine as they probably have a service partition that can reinstall windows or even repair it.

As stated Above Slax is a LiveCD version of Slackware. it is ment to be run from the CD and not from your hard drive. It is not advised to install this to your hard drive. Ubuntu is designed to be installed on your Hard drive but the later install disc are LiveCD disc as well. If you have contacted them and requested a Disc to be sent to you, they will send it. I know of many many people whom have had this done for them.

Using your usb Flash disk as a bootable Linux Disk can be done. It in the end is basically the same as running a LiveCD. Just fits in your pocket better. I actually have a PNY 512MB flash drive that is bootable with Feather Linux. for more details on how to do this you can go to www.pendrivelinux.com They have all the tools a instructions on how to do this and it is really simple. Essentially what you do is use the HP tool to format (Erase) your USB flash drive and then you Copy an image to the drive and run an install to make the drive bootable and your done.

If you have any more questions or concerns please ask as that is what site such as this one are designed for. Users helping Users.
 
Old 07-05-2007, 03:15 AM   #4
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Well to answer these Questions, there are many answers. If you have decided you prefer to completely remove your Windows and go with Linux thats awsome. Please be advised since you are a new user and the majority of people learning computers learn on Windows if you choose to keep windows then by all means call the manufacturer of you machine as they probably have a service partition that can reinstall windows or even repair it.

As stated Above Slax is a LiveCD version of Slackware. it is ment to be run from the CD and not from your hard drive. It is not advised to install this to your hard drive. Ubuntu is designed to be installed on your Hard drive but the later install disc are LiveCD disc as well. If you have contacted them and requested a Disc to be sent to you, they will send it. I know of many many people whom have had this done for them.

Using your usb Flash disk as a bootable Linux Disk can be done. It in the end is basically the same as running a LiveCD. Just fits in your pocket better. I actually have a PNY 512MB flash drive that is bootable with Feather Linux. for more details on how to do this you can go to www.pendrivelinux.com They have all the tools a instructions on how to do this and it is really simple. Essentially what you do is use the HP tool to format (Erase) your USB flash drive and then you Copy an image to the drive and run an install to make the drive bootable and your done.

If you have any more questions or concerns please ask as that is what site such as this one are designed for. Users helping Users.
A bit off-topic

I had a very bad experience with the hp format tool, it killed my 2k parition, I guess it was mostly my fault
 
Old 07-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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thanks u guys for all ur help i am really thankfull and now my computer is fixed
 
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