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Old 11-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #16
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My system....

AMD 1600 (1.4gHz)
512 OCZ PC2700
Leadtech Ti200 128mb video
SBLive 5.1 sound
LiteOn CD/RW
Plextor CD/RW
RealteK Nic
MS mouse and keyboard
10GB hd is a spare drive I have laying around.
Hope that helps.....
 
Old 11-24-2005, 10:26 AM   #17
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Which files do I need? I not sure. Here is the link that I'm using, is it the correct one?

Thanks

http://carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux...ons/slackware/


When I open up the ISO 10.2 file there are some files with the extension...

asc and md5 ????? Which ones are what I need?

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Old 11-24-2005, 10:34 AM   #18
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As others have pointed out, you really should give ubuntu a try.
Slackware might be too hard for you.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 10:54 AM   #19
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Is this a "Live CD" ? I want something to install on my hd.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:12 AM   #20
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I just ordered the Ubuntu 5.10 cd's. So I know I'll get the correct cd's.

Thanks for the help and patients with me on this. One day I'll be able to help someone else.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:12 AM   #21
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No.

You can try the distro chooser. It's not perfect but might give you a clue which distro(s) are best suited for you: http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:13 AM   #22
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The md5 file is something you want to check once you have downloaded the file. It contains a number that is calculated agains the .iso file in the server. Once you doanload the .iso, you run a program (I don't know, but Nero should do it) to calculate the number of what you downloaded. If the numbers coincide, then you can assume that the download was successful (wasn't corrupted). Most of the time that will be the case, but if it is not, then you have to download the .iso file again.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:51 AM   #23
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No.

You can try the distro chooser. It's not perfect but might give you a clue which distro(s) are best suited for you: http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
Hey, I've never seen that before. I just gave it a try and it came up with Ubuntu and Debian. I've always wondered if it's worth me trying Debian or if I should install Slack as planned...


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The md5 file is something you want to check once you have downloaded the file. It contains a number that is calculated agains the .iso file in the server. Once you doanload the .iso, you run a program (I don't know, but Nero should do it) to calculate the number of what you downloaded. If the numbers coincide, then you can assume that the download was successful (wasn't corrupted). Most of the time that will be the case, but if it is not, then you have to download the .iso file again.
Checking the integrity of your file is good practice and something (I'm ashamed to admit) I don't do enough of. AFAIK Nero doesn't support MD5 but if you can find a Windows program (ideally a port of MD5SUM) that checks it, that I would recommend. Most people do it out of security concerns, but on your side it could also save some CD-Rs from becoming coffee coasters (it's happened to me on more than one occasion). That said, if you're ordering from ShipIt now, you're pretty much sorted.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 12:51 PM   #24
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Jamy,

I have a bunch of coaster now. That's why I ordered the CD's...

TURKEY TIME !!! LET'S EAT!!

Later guys......
 
Old 11-24-2005, 04:26 PM   #25
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Hey, I've never seen that before. I just gave it a try and it came up with Ubuntu and Debian. I've always wondered if it's worth me trying Debian or if I should install Slack as planned...




Checking the integrity of your file is good practice and something (I'm ashamed to admit) I don't do enough of. AFAIK Nero doesn't support MD5 but if you can find a Windows program (ideally a port of MD5SUM) that checks it, that I would recommend. Most people do it out of security concerns, but on your side it could also save some CD-Rs from becoming coffee coasters (it's happened to me on more than one occasion). That said, if you're ordering from ShipIt now, you're pretty much sorted.
Well, I was just guessing, because k3b calculates the md5.

I also do not check the md5 number very often but use CD-RWs so I'm safe if something goes wrong...
 
Old 11-24-2005, 05:47 PM   #26
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Happy Thanksgiving.

I don't think you're going to go far wrong with Ubuntu. I decided to install it on my wife's laptop in parallel to WinXP to see how it works. (I'm a Debian user.) It worked great, both the live and installation versions. Automatic hardware detection, Internet, etc. Haven't done all that much with it yet though, since it's not my machine.

Here are some instructions on how to burn using Nero in Windows, from their wiki:
http://help.ubuntu.com/starterguide/...html#id2455487
In Nero you want to use "Burn Image" and choose use ISO; look in the documentation for ISO 9660 if you have trouble. You can cross-reference the Debian instructions for burning an ISO in Nero if that helps:
http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#record-windows

I'm sure you can have Ubuntu installed before the CDs arrive.

Here is their guide (for 5.04 but most of it applies to 5.10):
http://ubuntuguide.org/

Linux is mostly about reading comprehension. Start off with a distro like Ubuntu that makes a lot of decisions for you, and then move on to systems with more flexibility like Slack, Debian, et al. if you like. Don't let anybody tell you what distro you need to use. I played around at Linux for about 2-3 years before really deciding to dig in because it was so demanding. If I'd had something like Ubuntu then, it would've been great.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 07:51 PM   #27
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Lots of good points made. When I started off with Redhat and Mandrake I had a very hard time getting to understand how things worked in Linux but when I tried Slack things were much easier to pickup. Of course its a matter of how an individual sees things.
Like others have suggested, give a few distros a try then move over to slack and completely forget about all those other distros, they dont even exist........ SLACK! SLACK! SLACK!............
 
Old 11-25-2005, 08:27 AM   #28
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Ok I have the 4 iso's of Slackware. I have tried to make a bootdisk using Nero to no avail.

I tried data disk, bootable disk, regular burn. No go.

Does it matter that I have the hd fdisked with a windows 98 bootdisk? Could that be the problem here?
 
Old 11-25-2005, 10:42 AM   #29
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Quote:
Originally posted by tweakerxp
Ok I have the 4 iso's of Slackware. I have tried to make a bootdisk using Nero to no avail.

I tried data disk, bootable disk, regular burn. No go.
You have to burn them as images. You don't get this option in any wizard, but have to look in the menu under "file" -- "burn image" or similar. I don't know what you mean with "regular burn", though.

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Does it matter that I have the hd fdisked with a windows 98 bootdisk? Could that be the problem here?
No, this shouldn't be a problem. I had done the same, maybe even a Windows95 bootdisk, and it worked like a charm with the Slackware discs.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 11:12 AM   #30
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regular burn , I mean I just selected the file and hit burn.
No other options.

Ok I'll try it again...... I'll get the hang of this yet.... or run out of disk.
Need some coasters for Christmas?
 
  


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