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I have an old pc, Pentium III 600mhz with 256mb of RDRAM and Geforce FX 5200 128mb video card. I have WINDOWS 2000 Professional running on it... is it possible to d/l Slackware Linux and burn the iso's to cd's and install it and overwrite Windows 2000 Pro on my old pc?
I have a new pc with Windows XP. I basically want Linux on the old one.
So does anyone know if it'll work?
If so, once I burn the iso's to some cd's do I have to change my boot configuration in the bios so my cd-rom boots up first??
Originally posted by db85usa Slackware sounds pretty confusing...
Since I've never used Linux or even seen it, do you guys recommend I use something that has a more automatic install like Mandrake?
Slackware doesn't have a GUI based install.. that's one of the many reasons I like it actually. I say stick with it, read the prompts as its straight forward during the install and you'll have no problems most likely. Then if you don't like it, try another distro...
Slackware is not difficult at all to install.
The problems you could encounter are before and after installation if you do not have any experience.
Partitioning: use a graphical partitioning tool such as Partition Magic (payment) or System Rescue CD (free) or the first mandrake 10 install disk (free). I'm not tryng to discourage you using slackware telling to use mandrake, but it has a very useful graphical partitioning tool. You can stop installing mandrake after you set up your partitions.
Installation: follow the ncurses graphical tool instructions, when you are asked choosing the installation level, choose "newbie" and it will do everithing for you (almost 2 GB required).
Fine tune: this is the most "difficult" step, but it is the funniest as well. Good luck