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Old 04-27-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Installing Linux


Have been interested in trying out linux for a while but have been put off by the long time it would take to download. I have been recently looking through my collection of cover disks and discovered I already have linux mandrake 7.1 on CD!

However I am currently using Windows XP and the installer won't run (It was origianally for windows 95/98). The install program works if I boot from CD but it doesn't give the option for "windows linux".

I wish to run the windows trial version and not completely overwrite my current operating system!

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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Take your time and download a knoppix evaluation or a suse evaluation. Sometimes you get them together with a magazine.

In this way I got a suse 8.2 version.

Knoppix and the eval version from suse (both one cd) boot and run from cd, so it want hurt your win ...........

If you can't download, ask a friend, or colleague with faster internet access, or look in the magazines. Mandrake has already version 10 and 7 is spilled time.

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Old 04-27-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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If you want to just have a look at Linux and see what it can do but retain your system in an intact state then get a copy of Knoppix which runs totally off the cd. Bear in mind that its speed is restricted by the cd speed. If you like what you see and really want to try then make the space on your drive and do an install of the Mandrake you have. You cannot run Linux under windows as emulation although I did see, I think a Suse version, a few years ago that did.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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Yeah your right, I should probably look into those options first.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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If you don't have a broadband connection, you can still get the cds cheaply. I used to use CHGuy. Got whatever I wanted for $5cdn/cd, no tax, noshipping, no postage. He is pretty funny too (and says you get unlimited email support after your first purchase - but I stopped asking lately). Some places will send you cds even cheaper. Its a nice alternative.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:41 PM   #6
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Topologilinux has now released version 4.0.0 which has many new features. Now based on Slackware 9.1 but you can still run it under ALL Windows versions.

This is also a possibility. Running linux from windows.

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Old 04-28-2004, 09:38 PM   #7
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Good call CloudBuilder! I would say that knoppix is what I would pick given that you dont want to repartion your harddrive
 
Old 04-28-2004, 10:53 PM   #8
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PClinuxOS is a good live linux version. No hard drive install necessary.
 
  


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