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Old 08-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Wink linux cd installer


How will i create a linux cd installer from the internet? I'm Don, i would like to try installing linux on a desktop.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

In short: You don't need to. Basically any Linux distribution out there provides ready-made CD/DVD images that can be used for installing Linux.
Just download the Linux distribution of your choice, burn it to CD/DVD as image and start the install. Don't forget to backup your valuable data first.
 
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Actually making an install CD for a Linux distribution is very simple. All you need is the CD burning software, if you are currently running Windows something like Roxio, or Nero will do. or any other program you use for making CDs.

Then you need the ISO file of the Linux distribution you want to install, There are lot of Linux base Operating Systems out there in the web so you can probably download a multi purpose one and start with that.
ubuntu is a fine one -------->www.ubuntu.com
Linuxmint is a good one too-->www.linuxmint.com
OpenSuse is good also ------->www.opensuse.org/en/

Once you download the iso file is just a matter of burn it as an image in the CD. After the CD is completed you can test it by booting your computer from the CD and test all the software included in the OS.

These will run good in a 1GB of RAM with a core two duo processor or equal computer system. or if you have a 64bit capable system just download the 64bit ISO file image.

Good luck to you.

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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also since most pc's dont have cd-rom's you can create a live bootable usb and run from (or if you choose install it onto the internal harddrive).
 
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I appreciate all your suggestions.... can't wait to try...
 
Old 08-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #6
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also since most pc's dont have cd-rom's you can create a live bootable usb and run from (or if you choose install it onto the internal harddrive).
Since when? Every PC and laptop sold has a DVD burner or BD-ROM these days.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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^ netbooks, laptops dont since about 2010 (kinda' like how floppy drives havent been sold for about 5 years) ?
 
Old 08-18-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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Thanks guys my dsl is now running on my old laptop with 256Mb memory...
 
  


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