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Old 09-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #31
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My statement
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The OP has only 1 posting & hasn't responded or acknowledged the help or services offered to them.
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Maybe because the computer they're wanting to put Linux on, but is currently running Windows, has done what Windows computers tend to do (get infected with something, blue screen, lockup, or otherwise crap out on you)?
That is a very good response to a claim you yourself made, I was actually confirming what you said, by the way your quote is still there
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I think we can assume the OP is at least a reasonably experienced computer user, or they wouldn't have said, "I very much want to try a Linux operating sysytem, as a way to become independant from Microsoft and Apple." I

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Old 09-30-2013, 11:45 PM   #32
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I need to put these in order.
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I think we can assume the OP is at least a reasonably experienced computer user, or they wouldn't have said, "I very much want to try a Linux operating sysytem, as a way to become independant from Microsoft and Apple." I
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Maybe because the computer they're wanting to put Linux on, but is currently running Windows, has done what Windows computers tend to do (get infected with something, blue screen, lockup, or otherwise crap out on you)?
Bottom line an experienced wins or mac user wouldn't have a bsod within a day & would also be able to fix it.
 
Old 10-01-2013, 02:28 AM   #33
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I did no such thing. Who's making assumptions now?
*sigh* you just don't get it It was not an assumption, I was telling you to report me if you feel what I did was such a bad thing that you needed to chastise me over it. Report me or move on, build a bridge, get over it, get a life, harden up (as Anisha Kaul says), do you get the drift yet?
 
Old 10-01-2013, 02:35 AM   #34
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I think I will go and buy the latest Linux magazine, it has Debian DVD included in the Mag.
That is a good idea, just be aware that it is probably not a "live" cd. Installation will be similar but you wont get to see the product before you install.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:21 AM   #35
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Smile Debian from DVD disk on Linux Format mag

Hi..after my event of downloading..and trying to work out what version.. and Torrents..I purchased Linux Format Magazine..with Free DVD(good to read on the train to work)DVD was Debian 7 ( Wheezy)
Eventually loaded, menu came up.. click on Debian 7..waiting..reboot 2 times..waiting..them it starts to load.
Lots of questions..don't know the answers..I am new at this..did google everything.
Its like a foreign language... some old people (I mean me)need time to digest it all, think logically about it.

Ok..now it is on the desktop..the wait is over..
Audio not working..google ..terminal here we come..still not working..more questions and Terminal saying they are going to report me for doing something wrong.

Solution..leave it alone for a week ..
More Google..........

Cheers and thanks

Biff

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:31 AM   #36
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Here are 2 screenshot tours on how to install Debian Wheezy
http://www.circuidipity.com/install-...shot-tour.html
http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-7-...reenshots.html

The first one is the text based installer and the second is the graphical installer. The questions are all the same and the important ones (such as timezone, country, mirror) give you choices.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #37
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Hi, thanks Cobber for the links, I will reinstall Debian 7 and use the guide in your post.
It makes it look easier than what I was looking at.

Cheers

Biff
 
Old 10-01-2013, 07:20 AM   #38
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I very much want to try a Linux operating sysytem, as a way to become independant from Microsoft and Apple. In looking around, there seems to be a dizzying amount of Linus iterations available, and I have no idea where to start.
Slackware 14 I am just learning it is good idea to start with the basic now I have to learn how to do things in Linux OS - if you get one that does everything for you then you don't learn as much as it is already been done
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #39
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Got to take media out then reboot..in my case USB stick..couldn't get it to the home screen.
I have downloaded, installed 63 Distro's in the last 2 weeks, so I don't think it was me.
Although, set up was nothing like I have uncounted before.
Just guessing. I own some netbooks that only take usb installs.
I usually use unetbootin. The guess is. Some Distro installers when
running off of a pendrive live during the install process see the pendrive as /dev/sda1 and the internal hard drive as sdb1. This confuses the hell out of a bootloader install when you say install grub to root or mbr or gpt of sdb and when you reboot.
Boom, grub error because now instead of internal drive being (hd1,0)
/dev/sdb1
it now is after install
(hd0,0)
/dev/sda1.

Imagine how confusing this can be to a new Linux user. I have experienced this first hand in certain Linux installers like Lubuntu/LXLE. Like I said. Just a country boy bikers guess.

A CD or DVD install does not exhibit this behavior. Just pendrive
live installers. If I am wrong. Oh Well. Won't be the 1st time.
 
Old 10-02-2013, 12:03 PM   #40
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Mint or Opensuse are good
Mint is in the Debian family
OpenSUSE is mostly in the RPM redhat family

BUT "Ladycog" you will need to put in time to LEARN something new

i am guessing you are about 16 to 18
you used windows for 10+ ??? years

are you a Microsoft "point and click" drone
or a windows "power user"
as in can you hack the windows system registry

or do you not know what " cmd.exe" and "regedit.exe" are

Wow, I thought this was supposed to be a "friendly" community. I sure didn't expect to be patronized with my first entry! Just so you know, I am fully capable of learning. My age is a few times sixteen or eighteen. I have been using windows for almost 30 years. I would not call myself a power user, but nor would I assign "drone" as my designation. I have used the command prompt and worked in the registries, although I admit, with instruction. I am not a programmer. Thanks all the same for your help.
 
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #41
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Mint would be my choice for a new user. Heck, I'm using it now as my desktop and I've used many other distros for years (Debian, Slackware, etc.) For a desktop that just works out of the box, it is Linux Mint Xfce for me. I think the Xfce desktop is the better choice with Mint for a new user wanting something that looks and feels kinda, sorta, like Windows back in the 2000/XP days.


Thank you!
 
Old 10-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #42
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Thank you to those who offered positive comments. They were very helpful.
 
Old 10-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #43
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Hopefully in all the replies you found a couple of good distributions to work with. I hope you find them usable and enjoyable.
For the record, I'm running Debian (Testing version) at this point, using the Gnome Classic desktop, and it worked *almost* out of the box. (There was some non-free firmware I needed to download.) I think I'll be sticking with it for a long time. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to post. Of course, there's no guarantee you won't get a few curmudgeonly replies.
 
Old 10-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #44
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The OP has only 1 posting & hasn't responded or acknowledged the help or services offered to them.
I did say thank you to everyone for their positive advice, which I really do appreciate.
 
Old 10-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #45
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I did say thank you to everyone for their positive advice, which I really do appreciate.
I am sure many people will be looking for similar info. So please let us know what Linux flavor you choose and how that works for you.

Take care and good luck in all your activities.
 
  


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