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hey, i am new to Linux as a whole, so i read this forum and found some fun stuff, and i also used the "which linux for you thing" and it recommended/ i want to use MEPIS. ive been to the site but i am afraid i am not sure waht to do next, can anyone tell me what to do, that and what is good cd burning software that i should get that wont cost me to atleast try.
Alright, here is what you do, go to the site and go to the left and look down at the about section and you will see "download", click it. Next go down to the bottom and find a mirror to download it from.
ok i dled 3.3.1 now what should i do, im installing it onto a comp with no OS as of this time. oh and nero (free dl) wants a serial number, and i wasnt given one, so i duno what to do with that, ill look for a diff dl site.
ok i put it on a cd, useing the 3rd of those programs, and told it to burn as an ios image, i set bios in other comp to use cd drive, it starts up, and when it tries to load it says "NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" what does this mean
Originally posted by Kurby88 ok i put it on a cd, useing the 3rd of those programs, and told it to burn as an ios image, i set bios in other comp to use cd drive, it starts up, and when it tries to load it says "NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" what does this mean
i dont have to have a form of windows on the harddrive first do i?
ok, i unplugged my second cdrom so i only have one that the comp can use (teh other has no connector or power) and as for the boot thing, i made it so it says "1st boot device [atapi cdrom] 2nd boot device [ide-hddi] 3rd boot device [disabled]" is this right? also i took teh cd out and pout it in this comp, and opened it to make sure when it was burned it burned multiple files and not just one (i read somewhere i shoudl do this to amke sure cd is correct ont eh forum) and it indeed had multiple files. once i did all this i tried again, and it still says "NTLDR is missing press blah blah blah"
also i just wana make sure, this computer has one harddrive, and it is clean right now, has nothing on it at all, this is ok right? i jsut want linux on this comp, nothing else, and im useing MEPIS is this ok?
comp specs are:
processor type: intel(R) pentium(R) 4
processor speed: 1.40 GHz
system bus speed: 400MHz
cache RAM: 256KB
total memory: 128MB
HD: 40GB western dig.
yep no problems with totally clean install.
Sort out what you willk be doing with the machine now though. If later you want windows on this with dual boot probably a good idea to install Windoze first and let linux sort out the boot loader. Seems to be a bit easier.
nah i want linux only, never windows haha. its just going to be a comp for me to have fun with and use as a second comp, but i really want linux bc im thinking about switching from windows to linux on this comp, but i wanted to do it on my old one first to make sure i can. and to make sur ei like it first, so anyone have any ideas as to what i need to do to fix my prob?