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Old 08-14-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
whiskers2005
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Hello Just joined Really would appreciate some help and advice , Ive decided to dual boot my pc after my pc was wrecked after new ms udates it just went odd , I cannot copy from my pc to my external freecom hardrive it wont disc check it freezes and crashes the pc , If i re install my pc minus these improvements my pc is fine I can copy defrag alls fine but immediately i re install validation tool although i have a genuine windows xp cd the problems come back this only has happened this month no spyware etc so i finally had enough 13 re intalls later with all patches I want LINUX but what linux will do? for surfing??? I have avg 7.0 and kerio 4.2 which I believe will do to protect the computer, I am not a techy I only have just got to grips with windows ,Ive bought norton partition magic , I have norton ghost 2003 my idea to get it set up somehow and maybe sort my pc out , I seemed to have spent more time updating than enjoying my pc hence my questions I dont know how to produce a bootable cd !!! even though ive learnt to burn dvds ok ive never burnt images etc to cd so im clue less any help welcome thanks
 
Old 08-14-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
aysiu
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What burning program are you using, Nero? Easy CD Creator?
Do you have an ISO?
Have you tried this quiz?

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php
 
Old 08-14-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Choose smth for your liking. Burn (on low speed 4x) and enjoy. Here is a lot of material to choose from
http://distrowatch.com
DO NOT choose gentoo even though it looks pretty. It's very advanced. Go with smth easy to switch from Windoze. I recommend SuSE or Mandrake (Mandriva). Easy and user friendly
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