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Old 03-14-2015, 08:09 AM   #1
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Suitable Linux version


Hi,
I have a 32 bit Dell laptop (Model: d 630)with windows 7 installed. I want to install a linux os on it ( preferably Fedora as I have used fedora 16 earlier). Now I want to know, which version of linux will give optimum performance? It has 2 GB RAM and 80 GB hard disk.

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Old 03-14-2015, 08:14 AM   #2
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You could try one of lighter community spins of Fedora 21 -- I like LXDE.

http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 03-14-2015, 08:21 AM   #3
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You could try one of lighter community spins of Fedora 21 -- I like LXDE.
There are two links on the url
  1. Fedora-Live-LXDE-i686-21.torrent
  2. Fedora-Live-LXDE-x86_64-21.torrent
Which one should I choose?
 
Old 03-14-2015, 08:26 AM   #4
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I think CentOS is best forever.If want to use desktop then try Ubuntu Linux.
 
Old 03-14-2015, 08:39 AM   #5
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If you are 32 bit then the i686 is the one to go for
 
Old 03-14-2015, 09:14 AM   #6
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If you are 32 bit then the i686 is the one to go for
I have downloaded it. Can I make a liveusb or livecd from it? If yes, please tell me how?
 
Old 03-14-2015, 09:29 AM   #7
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The Dell Latitude D630 uses a Core 2 Duo processor, which is 64 Bit, so you should be able (and I recommend) to use 64 Bit versions. If you like Fedora just go for the latest version, if you feel that 2GB of RAM may be to less for Gnome 3 (which is the default in Fedora) try a more lightweight desktop environment, like MATE, XFCE or LXDE/LXQt.
 
Old 03-14-2015, 09:31 AM   #8
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t...d_use_Live_USB

SEARCH ENGINES ARE A MINE !
 
Old 03-14-2015, 09:37 AM   #9
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I want to install a linux os on it
Better install this:

http://www.linuxmint.com/

: hattip:
 
Old 03-14-2015, 11:06 AM   #10
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I created live usb using live_usb creator after downloading the file from http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/. But when I try to boot the system, it continuously shows following two lines:
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image
boot:


Kindly advise how to remove this error?
 
Old 03-14-2015, 11:12 AM   #11
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Try using the command line method to transfer the ISO image to the USB stick instead:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t...se_Live_USB#dd

If you only have access to a Windows system, I recommend USBWriter:
http://sourceforge.net/p/usbwriter/wiki/Documentation/
 
Old 03-14-2015, 12:30 PM   #12
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2GB for a 64-bit Gnome may be a little tight, although it would be fine if you ran the 32-bit version. I don't recommend using anything other than Gnome for Fedora:
(1) Most of the configuration tools are written on the assumption that you have Gnome: they won't display any help without it, as they expect to use yelp to do it.
(2) Some tools are Gnome-only, like the package manager. With something like the LXDE version, you get the obsolescent and horrible yumex, and end up using the command line.

One thing that's changed a lot since Fedora 16 is Anaconda, the installer. I've used it 4 times, but it's so confusing that I still need to have the instructions written out!
 
Old 03-14-2015, 11:35 PM   #13
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Any Linux should run on this box, but you would likely want to install and run a lighter-weight desktop, such as LXDE or Enlightenment, or a window manager, such as Fluxbux (my personal favorite).

There is no problem with installing a different desktop or window manager after you install your distro of choice; it can coexist quite happily with the default desktop. (Personally, I am not a big fan of Fedora and certainly not of Gnome. I prefer stable over bleeding edge and I just plain don't like how Gnome works--I like my overlapping application windows--but that is a matter of taste.)

If pressed to suggest a specific distro, my suggestion would be to install Slackware, make Fluxbox your default window manager, and learn how to configure Fluxbox. Flux is very plain out of the box, but can be turned into something dripping with eye candy with a very little bit of effort.

Just my two cents.
 
  


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