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Old 03-02-2010, 08:59 AM   #106
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It also occurs to me you might do well getting in touch with a local LUG (Linux Users Group). With all the tech people in your area there must be one.

I actually found 2, but they seem to be more interested in adding inventive things to GNU than helping new guys with too many annoying questions.
 
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What kind of internet connection do you have? If there is just an ethernet (not telephone) cable plugged into the back of the computer, it should work right out of the box with any distro.

EDIT: and Fedora and Ubuntu both come with Firefox pre-installed!

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #108
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U can try a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows ?
I do not know how. I can use my brother's computer to burn a ISO (no burner on this old beast) and go from there. But "go from there" seems to be my big issue with a real install.
 
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What kind of internet connection do you have? If there is just an ethernet (not telephone) cable plugged into the back of the computer, it should work right out of the box with any distro.

EDIT: and Fedora and Ubuntu both come with Firefox pre-installed!
My brother has 15Mbps business class Roadrunner on a (?) hub/router with 3 pc's. It is pretty fast compared to my old 1.5 DSL.
 
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http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+ubuntu+dual+boot
 
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Try something like Fedora or Ubuntu.

One problem with KNOPPIX is that it does not support SATA drives, which almost all new-ish computers have.

Mine is old with IDE.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 09:07 AM   #112
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I do not know how. I can use my brother's computer to burn a ISO (no burner on this old beast) and go from there. But "go from there" seems to be my big issue with a real install.
No need to worry about the steps for dual booting , see the following link, if you are not able to follow it properly, feel free to start a new thread describing your problem, we will be ready to help you as we are now:

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/switching/dualboot.html

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I remembered that a good tutorial is the Linux beginners course on www.linux.org.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 09:10 AM   #114
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No need to worry about the steps for dual booting , see the following link, if you are not able to follow it properly, feel free to start a new thread describing your problem, we will be ready to help you as we are now:

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/switching/dualboot.html

I am on my way to do so. Thank you all for so much help. I will be offline to see about this.
 
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I am on my way to do so. Thank you all for so much help. I will be offline to see about this.
All the best to you and I am calling it a day now
 
Old 03-02-2010, 09:28 AM   #116
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I actually found 2, but they seem to be more interested in adding inventive things to GNU than helping new guys with too many annoying questions.
Well you might consider going to meetings to observe and absorb, and if they have an "installfest" that should definitely be a time when they'll be more open to newbie questions (at least to a few well-chosen questions). In general their willingness to help should be proportional to your willingness to help yourself.
 
  


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