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Old 02-14-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what linux is the best? Als how do i do the multibooting and where do i find lilo??? I realli need help because as you can see i am a HELP PLEASE I AM REALLY CONFUSED

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Old 02-14-2004, 10:48 PM   #2
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Everybody has a different optinion about which distro is best. For you since you are a noob, I'd say Mandrake or Fedora Core. I also recommend Knoppix. It is a linux distro that runs off of a CD. THat way if you decide you don't want linux at all then you haven't messed up your partitions.

For mulitbooting just leave some empty space on your harddrive before you install. If you use the above menitoned distros, they will fill it in for you. You don't have to find lilo or grub (similar program) because the distro will install it for you. There are dual booting instructions all over the net and here (note: search this site for the best distro as well)

Good luck!
Old 02-14-2004, 11:07 PM   #3
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Generally asking which distribution is best will start a Highlander style holy war, i.e. "There can be only one!". That said, there are many flavors of linux well suited to the tryo.
Check out they have alot of different distributions for you to do some compairisons of. You might want to consider trying one of the live CD versions like Knoppix before you decide to commit HD space . When you do decide to put linux on your hard drive you might want to look into partitioning programs like Partition Magic for making some space on your HD for linux.
Old 02-14-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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i say, just pick whatever distro best suits you, (if you ahte every distro then something like LFS (not teh best choice in every case cuse you cant be root to install this (long story)), or a minimal distro were you can recompile everyhitng like in LFS onyl your not amkeing a new distro, just update, or you can take the mainsteam distros wich suport virtual everyhitng and has virtualy every program in it

thseo are 3 sites wich has like every program for linux in there listings (sourceforge is mainly software development kinda stuff, and has teh newst stuff, while the others just list projects that or kinda popular))

and when in doupt

or just comes here and ask away
Old 02-15-2004, 12:15 AM   #5
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lilo.conf is usually located in /etc


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