Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2004, 03:10 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm coming back to Linux!

hello all!

I am very interested in trying linux again. I am using it on a Toshiba Laptop. Currently I am using Mandrake 10 beta, just because I like mandrake but when I installed it it came with NOTHING.....I mean, no programs at all.

What is the best Distro I could use that would come preloaded with all the basic programs I would need?

Old 02-04-2004, 03:12 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: right behind the moon
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 30
slackware :=), red hat,
Old 02-04-2004, 03:28 AM   #3
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 39

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yea I dont know why Mandrake's distro is like this...
Old 02-04-2004, 05:34 AM   #4
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sunny Southport, again.
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93 and 0.92, Vector sometimes
Posts: 825

Rep: Reputation: 30
It's a beta...that might just have something to do with it. Try Mandrake 9.2 - it often gets criticized for having too much included.
Old 02-04-2004, 06:37 AM   #5
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 159

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yes, I suggest MDK 9.2 as well. TONS of apps. I believe the beta is just the base OS and tools. (note the word beta)

I have MDK 9.2 and will be installing 10 on a partition to assist in beta testing as I want to start supporting Mandrake more since it supports me so well

BTW, what Toshiba laptop is that? If it is an older one, with a slow processor and not a lot of RAM (slower than 300 mHz, less than 128MB RAM), you might want to install an older distro, and then upgrade the kernel. Or at least be very careful about your package selection and how many extra services you run.
Old 02-04-2004, 07:02 AM   #6
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 1,305

Rep: Reputation: 45
I suggest you use a Knoppix Live CD or some other distro live CD, such as SuSE, Slackware, etc.

A live cd will cater to all your software needs and you won't have to install. Also, Knoppix will very easily detect all your hardware and you will face no hassles running it.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why i keep coming back to Slackware 10.2 skitzo1976 Slackware 32 11-29-2005 06:22 AM
Coming back to Debian michapma Debian 8 11-08-2005 06:47 AM
I just keep coming back to it rjfoster Member Intro 3 06-18-2004 11:37 AM
Coming back to Mandrake 9.1 Linux. Mr Tickle Linux - Newbie 5 04-23-2004 08:24 PM
It's all coming back to me know....... slightcrazed General 7 10-13-2003 10:56 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration