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Old 02-23-2014, 08:13 AM   #1
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Need to connect broadband on newly installed fedora 13 GNOME 2.30.0


So I have been in Graphics for the past several years where my company only used macs, but I just entered a cyber security program and started intro to unix/linux. I had an old pc I am using a Dell latitude E6510 and for class I was supposed to create a separate partition and install a fedora 13 os GNOME 2.30.0 and when I did it might not have had enough space and I clicked the wrong thing. Short story windows is gone all I have is Linux of which I know almost nothing. I can download a cheap student version of windows (i have no recovery disk (dell says they don't sell any they only give one out if your still under warranty). Right now I just need windows back for school cause I am a distance learner and all the programs they use are windows based and not supported by dreamweavers Crossover for mac. Wired / wireless I dont care I have a verizon fios router and from what I can tell Dell Intel 6250 Wireless WiFi 802.11 a/g/n and WiMAX Half-Height Mini-PCI Express Card - 9CT6K is at least similar to my NIC. Thanks for anyone who can walk me through this I know there are other threads but they all seem to go over my head.
 
Old 02-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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first of all Fedora 13 is now 7 versions and 3 YEARS out of date

Fedora 13 went END OF LIFE on 2011-06-04
it has been unsupported since June of 2011

DO NOT USE IT !!!!! it has been a dead OS for 32 months

install the current Fedora 20 FIRST !!!!!!!

Fedora is a VERY VERY VERY FAST passed "Research and Development " distro
and very often, it is a very new and very different os released EVERY 6 MONTHS

and only supports any one version for only 13 months

so because of this .Most people reformat and do a NEW clean install of the operating system EVERY 6 MONTHS

-- twice a year you reinstall the OS from scratch --
" the new upgrade system might work " fedup"
but that is new in fedora 18
it was not in the old fedora 13
13 used a very early " pre-upgrade" that was removed and replaced with "fed-up"

also fedora 20 is no longer using the old int system that was in 13
it moved to the NEW SystemD set up

so there are no more "run levels"

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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Yeah so fedora 13 was what was on the disc that came with the book so either way it is on the laptop and windows is gone. I tried downloading fedora 20 but since all the new mac's I used belonged to my old job the only one I have is running leopard 10.5.8 I cannot figure out a way to turn the download into a bootable disc or usb since the version of Boot camp assist I have cannot be manipulated to do that. Unless anyone knows how I have Boot Camp 2.0
 
Old 02-24-2014, 05:18 PM   #4
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fedora 20 iso image
-- torrent
http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/tor...64-DVD.torrent
64 bit install dvd
http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...x86_64-DVD.iso
burn the iso "as a image" to the dvd

a LIVE image
http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...86_64-20-1.iso
just use "dd" to put it on a usb thumb drive


your broadband is cable ? right ?

just plug in the ethernet cable and reboot


you can not use any adobe products on linux
some sorta of might mostly maybe work

to run dreamweaver use Windows7


Quote:
Right now I just need windows back
buy win7 install dvd from microsoft
 
Old 02-24-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Yeah so fedora 13 was what was on the disc that came with the book so either way it is on the laptop and windows is gone. I tried downloading fedora 20 but since all the new mac's I used belonged to my old job the only one I have is running leopard 10.5.8 I cannot figure out a way to turn the download into a bootable disc or usb since the version of Boot camp assist I have cannot be manipulated to do that. Unless anyone knows how I have Boot Camp 2.0
Go to Disk utility select the iso and then select burn??
 
Old 02-24-2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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Want Windows back...

If you have a valid license for Windows and know the Windows activation code or product ID, you can at any time legally use any Windows installation medium to re-install the Windows for that license. The installation should be recognized as valid by Microsoft upon activation, otherwise you can call in the activation code. A safe copy of XP might be hard to download, but XP is common enough to be found around as a DVD.

Here are Microsoft authorized installation DVDs for Windows 7. Note the "bootable" versions that make it easy.

https://sites.google.com/site/linuxl...ry/windows-iso

Using the original installation medium allows you to format the HDD with the number and size of partitions you want and makes it very easy to install linux as a dual-boot.

The Dell system number makes it easy to re-install all the drivers, and you can install or un-install Windows as you please. Windows, some people here don't like it, but sometimes, some need it.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 02-24-2014 at 06:54 PM.
 
Old 02-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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JohnVV has provided the link to the live version of F20. I suggest you download this and install to a USB thumb drive or CD.

Boot from here and have a look around to see whether it does what you want. If you are happy then you can proceed to install to HDD.
 
  


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