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Old 12-09-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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newbie wants to try linux with out format or repartition


i want to try a fast not big linux distro with out format or repartitioning my drives. i have only 869mb left. i have try one call qemupdl linux but it is kind of slow.

my system is amd duron 1592mhz,1gig ram which one should i try? thx
 
Old 12-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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Try Knoppix. No installation necessary, runs straight off the CD.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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just download a live cd from the distribution of your choice
 
Old 12-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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Try downloading Ubuntu www.ubuntu.com

Burn the ISO file to a CD-ROM, place the Ubuntu CD-ROM into your computer and reboot. You can run this without touching your hard drive.

Be aware though that Ubuntu will run about 50 times slower off the CD than it would if it were installed on your hard disk.


Also, Puppy Linux is good to try because it also does not touch your hard disk and it runs from RAM so it runs really fast! www.macpup.org
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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Try Puppy or wubi.

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
http://wubi-installer.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.com/
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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i have downloaded puppy linux how do i boot it from ram? i do not have any cd burners
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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Install vmwareplayer so you can either install it or run it as a livecd in a virtual machine.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 12:35 AM   #8
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vmware is too big i don't have space for it, can you tell me how to make puppy linux boot using ram instead? i try google search but not so much result
 
Old 12-10-2008, 01:11 AM   #9
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VMwarew is about 200MB if you cant install that then there's no hope for you, it's free to, well there are certain versions that are free anyway. Otherwise just boot puppy linux from your cd and if it is a live CD then it will give you the option to boot as such.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 06:21 AM   #10
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i have downloaded puppy linux how do i boot it from ram? i do not have any cd burners
Buy a copy of it burnt to CD for you from linuxcd.org
 
  


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