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Old 06-08-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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configure floppy and dvd rom without command line

Hello All. Does any one know of a distro that is easy to use with the floppy and a dvd rom ?Ihave been using all the popular distros for some time now for accessing the web e-mails etc . I am amazed how stable most of them are , but I just cannot sort out the command line. I have built this pc myself so I cant be completely stupid ( or can I ?) So is there a distro out there which will allow me to use these items without the command line?
Old 06-08-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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Hi StandW

Almost all of the desktop distributions available that have an Xwindows (or equiv) desktop offer tools to mount and format floppy media, and mount devices such as CD-ROMS, DVD-ROMS, and HDDs without recourse to issuing commands in a command shell or from a terminal session.

Being a newbie I guess I have to ask:

1) which distribution would you like to use ?
2) of the distributions you have tried - have you installed an Xwindows (or equiv) environment, and managed to start and use it successfully ?


Old 06-09-2008, 04:40 AM   #3
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Hello Chris. I have used Linspire5 Freespire2 Dreamlinux2.2 and Xandros3.01. I got on best with Xandros have used it for ages for surfing the net and e-mails but although I tried the command line I just cant get on with it .I dont understand this xwindows this is the first time i,ve come across that (goes to show how stupid I am) Could you explain how to get to it in Xandros ?Thanks for your help. Stan


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