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Old 08-05-2011, 12:02 AM   #16
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But Im on the netbook.. no CD drive
"Live CD" is just a name.

It can be a bootable CD ... or a bootable DVD ... or, for that matter, a bootable USB image

You can make the bootable USB image from any commonly available .iso ... using (guess what?) UnetBootIn

I just don't want to you accidentally trash your working Windows partition. Who knows - maybe you need it
 
Old 08-05-2011, 01:27 AM   #17
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Thanks for the clear up
No problems I got it installed. But other problems now regarding hardware support for my samsung netbook

Anywho I got it running and it's fine so far. I got easyBCD to "properly" dual boot it with win7. Im still intested though, since I only have one partition left to install Linux on I have no disk for Swap. Will that be a big hit on performance or it should be fine?
 
Old 08-05-2011, 02:03 AM   #18
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Will that be a big hit on performance or it should be fine
While booted into EasyBCD with even your browser open and open a terminal and type in

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free
Post output in next post so members can see ram usage and ram resources.
 
Old 08-06-2011, 11:46 PM   #19
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While booted into EasyBCD with even your browser open and open a terminal and type in

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free
Post output in next post so members can see ram usage and ram resources.
mem: total 1014656, used 995552
buffers/cache : used 392956
swap : 0...
 
Old 08-07-2011, 12:11 AM   #20
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You need a PC to practice loading in a system the way your doing it for a newbie is a bit puzzling this is the manual way. You should try Linux Mint or Ubuntu first.... This Distro is asking you to manually partition the hard drive...


Here is a basic cookie cutter idea of what u need.... Again Some Linux Distro's have different folder needs....

/ 64 - 750+ MiB (Stock kernel modules are ~100 MiB +)
/tmp 50 MiB - 2+ GiB (1 GiB+ to 18 GiB for some CDROM/DVD burning SW)
/var 4+ GiB (3 GiB + for Debian users)
/usr 8 - 16 GiB (10+ for a generous install)
/usr/local 1 - 2+ GiB (Really depends on what you put there)
/home remainder (Music/video generally biggest)

As of Debian 5.0, minimum installation disk requirements are about 500 MiB, with 5 GiB recommended for a desktop install. I'd bump that up to 12-16 GiB, and maybe even 20 GiB allowing for ample space to grow your system data usage. Realize that you're likely going to install more software over time, that that software may grow in size, and and that features you're not directly aware of such as internationalization, documentation, kernel modules, OpenOffice.org modules, and other back-office stuff can account for a surprising amount of space.

Also I see you don't know basic terminal commands.... You have a lot to learn in order to install a Distro this way... I would say practice, practice, practice, learning curve is set very high by the way your going at installing linux...

If your wanting to know all the in and outs of Linux your heading that way...

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Old 08-07-2011, 02:05 AM   #21
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You need a PC to practice loading in a system the way your doing it for a newbie is a bit puzzling this is the manual way. You should try Linux Mint or Ubuntu first.... This Distro is asking you to manually partition the hard drive...


Here is a basic cookie cutter idea of what u need.... Again Some Linux Distro's have different folder needs....

/ 64 - 750+ MiB (Stock kernel modules are ~100 MiB +)
/tmp 50 MiB - 2+ GiB (1 GiB+ to 18 GiB for some CDROM/DVD burning SW)
/var 4+ GiB (3 GiB + for Debian users)
/usr 8 - 16 GiB (10+ for a generous install)
/usr/local 1 - 2+ GiB (Really depends on what you put there)
/home remainder (Music/video generally biggest)

As of Debian 5.0, minimum installation disk requirements are about 500 MiB, with 5 GiB recommended for a desktop install. I'd bump that up to 12-16 GiB, and maybe even 20 GiB allowing for ample space to grow your system data usage. Realize that you're likely going to install more software over time, that that software may grow in size, and and that features you're not directly aware of such as internationalization, documentation, kernel modules, OpenOffice.org modules, and other back-office stuff can account for a surprising amount of space.

Also I see you don't know basic terminal commands.... You have a lot to learn in order to install a Distro this way... I would say practice, practice, practice, learning curve is set very high by the way your going at installing linux...

If your wanting to know all the in and outs of Linux your heading that way...
thanks for the rundown.
have been a windows user all my life now with a netbook on hand is a good start to learning Linux
the distro isnt that confusing once I have a little idea what was going on. but still I figured the least I need is one disk for / , another for /swap. which is just not possible at this point because I only have 1 harddisk on the netbook and I partitioned them into 3 drives already.

now the biggest problem is my touchpad doesnt support multi touch. I found seemingly a solution here http://josthalen.wordpress.com/2010/...-samsung-n210/
can someone tell me how to add that script?
thanks.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 01:12 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by paulsm4 View Post
"Live CD" is just a name.

It can be a bootable CD ... or a bootable DVD ... or, for that matter, a bootable USB image

You can make the bootable USB image from any commonly available .iso ... using (guess what?) UnetBootIn

I just don't want to you accidentally trash your working Windows partition. Who knows - maybe you need it


himegoto, Ur starting to have more problems then solutions.... I think I agree with paulsm4 on running alive image

before installation to make sure multi-touch works and lots of other possible problems work....



Wow, you haven't even played with linux yet.... Or dealt with what your apps and what are your favorite apps...

At least I will give you an A for effort....

You might want to start a new thread for multi-touch issue...
 
  


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