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Old 06-17-2014, 02:11 AM   #1
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Question Manual for Linux Lite 1.0.8 and install info


XP Pro user, Have yet to install the Linux Lite 1.0.8 and need the manual and install information. please help! Judles
 
Old 06-17-2014, 04:22 AM   #2
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Have you downloaded it and tried it already?
 
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:00 AM   #3
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Assuming that you've downloaded the .iso and burned the image to DVD, you just boot from it as you would from Windows XP install media.

Most Linux distributions boot to a live memory resident mode which allows you to assess the distribution and see if it's for you. It doesn't change anything on your hard drive at this point. You can even browse the internet and configure your email in this live mode! If you're happy, you just click on the install icon on the desktop and follow the prompts for time, time zone, keyboard and add a user/Password, otherwise, just shutdown and nothing's changed.

If you want to dual boot XP and Linux it's a bit more complicated with disk partitioning. If you only want Linux you'd set the partitioning to use the whole disk.

ENSURE YOU COPY ANY IMPORTANT DATA TO ANOTHER DRIVE BEFORE INSTALLING AS I'LL BE LOST OTHERWISE. (You can copy it back when the install completes and, providing it's nothing too weird, Linux should be able to cope with it)

I say "Copy" as I reckon if you backup data under some proprietary Windows backup software you could be stuffed trying to restore it under Linux. Maybe someone else could correct me here.

See if you can get booted to the live mode and let us know how you get on.

Play Bonny!


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Old 06-17-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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Is your google broken? First hit is the link below:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html
 
Old 06-18-2014, 03:57 AM   #5
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Dear Soadyheid, Yancek & jross
Thank you for your help. Yes I have downloaded it and have tried it and like it. I can get to the manual for the 1.0.8 Linux Lite from the 8GB USB flash drive but I can not copy it from there as the printer is not installed to it. I cannot email it from there. I want a hard copy so I can follow all the quite complicated instructions for what I need to do. When I tried to get to the install manual with XP the manual and install info was for the new 2.0.0 Linux Lite or the 1.0.6 from https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/install.html.

I have a great deal of data and email[Outlook Express 6] all backed up with Acronis True Image 8 and Second Copy. Both are windows programs and I do not know if I can transfer these to Linux successfully and I must have these! Therefore I am reluctant to wipe the XP on this desktop.
I Have 3 seperate Disks installed on my desktop.
Disk 1: Active primary C: 80 GB with XP Pro OS
Disk 2: Logical D: 160GB All my Data
Disk 3: 1 Tredabyte, split into 2 Logical Drives. Images and Backups

So I have plenty of room for the Linux but am afraid to mess up XP on this desktop and loose all my personal data and specially my email. Once I try everything out and it works, [main concern is the data & email transfer] I will install the Linux to the desktop.

For now, I will install the Linux to my old Laptop [Compaq Presario 2700 series 2003] which only has a 30 GB hard drive, it meets the system requirements. But it wont boot to the USB flash drive as it does not recognize it in the Phonix Bios boot section as a Hard drive. I have the USB enabled in the main menu of the bios. The drive shows up in My Computer, and the files are there, also is listed under the hard drives in System Properties. But it will not boot to it. I have changed the boot sequence It does boot to my desktop. The laptop has minimum data on it, so I can wipe that. So my personal data and emails would all be on another computer.

What Linux programs would I need to successfully transfer my files and emails? Be able to access them during this transition period and when I make the big step and put it all on my more powerful desktop?

Thank you again, hopefully you can give me some suggestions and direct me to the right sources. Judles

Last edited by Judles; 06-18-2014 at 04:01 AM. Reason: correcting some spelling
 
Old 06-18-2014, 08:59 AM   #6
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Do you have Linux Lite on the 8GB flash drive? If you do, you should be able to configure the printer from Systems Settings or Hardware Configuration options. I don't have Linux Lite so don't have specifics. If that works, you should then be able to print. Depending upon how you got Linux Lite on the flash drive, these settings will probably not be saved on reboot. You would have to have created a persistent install and I'm not sure if that is available with Linux Lite, probably is though.

If you go to the link I posted, there is a link to using Plop to boot from flash drive if you don't have that option in the BIOS.
 
  


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