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I am a student at local comm college. the course I am taking is ITN 171 Unix. The book for the class is Guide to UNIX Using Linux...by Micahel Palmer, ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-3723-5. it comes with a CD to install Fedora onto my laptop. My laptop does not jhave a cd/dvd drive, but I borrowed my brothers LG Slim portable DVD writer- Model# SP60NB50. There is a file on my computer now under devices and drives: DVD Drive(D Fedora-Live-WS-x...if I click on it to open up, i see folders: EFI, isoliniux and LIVEOS...
there is nothing that to install...? I am confused and need to have Fedora and Knoppix to do my course work..any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
and yes i even went to fedroaproject.org and tried to download this........
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
Just to clarify, in case you are not aware, Linux is a seperate operating system to Windows and you do not install it inside Windows* but either run the DVD as a "live disc" which loads the operating system in memory and does not touch the hard drive or you install Linux instead of or alongside Windows on the hard disk drive.
You shoukd probably check out the Fedora website for a detailed explanation of how to install it.
*Linux can be run inside a "virtual machine" to get around this but that requires more setting up than simply running an install program and requires third-party virtual machine software to be installed. If your computer is fairly new and powerful though it can be a good choice.
I am a student at local comm college. the course I am taking is ITN 171 Unix. The book for the class is Guide to UNIX Using Linux...by Micahel Palmer, ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-3723-5. it comes with a CD to install Fedora onto my laptop. My laptop does not jhave a cd/dvd drive, but I borrowed my brothers LG Slim portable DVD writer- Model# SP60NB50. There is a file on my computer now under devices and drives: DVD Drive(D Fedora-Live-WS-x...if I click on it to open up, i see folders: EFI, isoliniux and LIVEOS... there is nothing that to install...? I am confused and need to have Fedora and Knoppix to do my course work..any help or advice would be greatly appreciated and yes i even went to fedroaproject.org and tried to download this........
As others have said, there is not an 'installer'...Linux is an operating system; you don't run it under Windows. All that aside, it appears there are separate issues, which may have different solutions:
You don't tell us what kind of hardware you're running on your laptop. A 64 bit version of the OS will NEVER install on a 32 bit machine. What kind of processor does your laptop have?
You say "Fedora", but don't tell us what version you're trying to load. Anything on the disc or in the book?
Neither of the first two matter, if your laptop won't boot from CD/DVD...and there is NOTHING, ANY operating system can help you with there. That's a function of your hardware, so it's time to dig out your manual and check to see if it even supports boot from USB.
And not to sound like we're blowing you off...but if you're paying for a class, this is EXACTLY the sort of question you need to bring to your teacher. If they're saying you need these things, they most probably have SOME idea on how to get them working.
What you've got is a live DVD: set your computer's BIOS to boot from it. It could be installed, but there wouldn't be much point, since it's a very old version of Fedora that has no support. That doesn't mean it's bad, as this textbook (a well-regarded one, by the way) is about the sort of things that don't change.
Distribution: Lubuntu, Raspbian, Openelec, messing with others.
What does it say in the back of the book? (it should list what the distro is, as the page I am seeing shows it has four distro's on two disc's, but doesn't say what versions)
Since you don't have a drive, you have borrowed one. That works, but you can also write the ISO's to a USB stick or an SD card (if your computer has that).
From a newbie perspective (Aka how I would explain it to my mom), the simplest method will be to find out the version from your book, download the ISO from a link through Distrowatch, and use Unetbootin to write it to a USB key, which you then set your computers bio's to boot from.'
That will allow you to use the two distro's you mentioned (even without the a disc, so in the classroom with your computer), that your teacher wants, and will keep your computer intact (so you don't have to learn new stuff when your on a time crunch or have to use Windows).