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Old 08-30-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
reil dawg
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Question so i have a kernel and i want to use it.


hey.
i just downloaded the winRAR file patch-2.6.30.5.bz2 from kernel.org. I'm not sure if i want to switch to linux for good, so how would i put the kernel on a usb jump drive and boot from that? and what features are on this kernel (are any programs included?) any help would be great. for reference im using a HP DV9500 notebook. and a lexar 2 gb jump drive formatted with vista.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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That file is not an operating system...it isn't even a kernel for an operating system, it is just one of the patches that are used when building the kernel.

If you want to try out Linux, or more accurately a distribution of GNU/Linux, from USB then you need something like SLAX which has a USB option. Or you can use software to convert an existing live CD into a USB image.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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do some research a kernel patch IS NOT a operating system
just like a microsoft update is not an operating system
 
Old 08-31-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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and that is why i joined this website. where do i get linux then?
 
Old 08-31-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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I like Ubuntu. You can download/install a winrar package afterwards.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #6
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have a look over at distro watch
http://distrowatch.com/

but Ubuntu is designed for the new linux user

or do a search ( google for the term Linux )
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...33483af0cc9d26
 
  


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