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SnowSurfAir 03-31-2003 06:54 PM

Ok...Im going to build a completely new system and put Linux on it-theres only one thing I've never really installed Linux on a brand new system before or for that matter ever!:) But what shall I do- insert the cd and hope it works or will the distro tell me or can you tell me?:) please?

finegan 03-31-2003 07:10 PM

Absolutely, pick a distro, set your machine to boot from cdrom, install... the GUI installers of SuSe or RedHat or Mandrake these days are so simple as to make you wonder why Windows has to reboot 3-4 friggin times in order to install.

Something post-install isn't going to work right, it probably won't be critical, it'll probably be just a little annoying; like the soundcard or something, post back then, that's what we're here for.



SnowSurfAir 03-31-2003 08:19 PM

So just Insert the cd-Im sorry but I dont know how to boot from Cd-r if you could help me out and e-mail me how plz

MatthewTux 04-01-2003 12:55 AM

To boot from CD-R you need a BIOS that supports it :)
Simplest way to check is to load the CDROM and reboot the PC, if that doesnt work go into your BIOS setup and check out the settings. If your building a new system booting from CD-R should be supported, you might have to change the boot device order (usually this is floppy then harddrive; you want CDR to be first).
Enjoy Linux :)

SnowSurfAir 04-01-2003 05:41 PM


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