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Old 06-19-2014, 12:30 AM   #1
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Smile Need help with antiX-Linux

Hello Everyone,

I just downloaded antiX-Linux MX-14.1.1(non-pae iso file) and need some help putting it on my old laptop. I want to get rid of window xp and replace it with the new antiX-linux iso. Can someone please tell me what would be the best way to run linux my laptop.

What is the best software to burn the ISO file to cd/dvd?

what speed should I burn the iso file at?

Laptop Detail
Dell XPS M140 OS: Window Xp Hard drive: 150 GB

If you guys need more information about the computer just and I'll try to found it.

Thank Again for your help everyone.
Old 06-19-2014, 04:48 AM   #2
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stick 'windows iso burner' into google and take your pick
Burn as slow as possible for best results.

With 150 gigs, clear off the trash and crap, and get ~50 Gigs free. It is usually possible to clear that sort of space. If you can defragment the drive, that gives you 50G clear at the end. Allow over 10% spare on each system for stability. Then you can resize the ntfs partition and install on the blank space - the tookl should be with the distro. 15-20 Gigs is enough for a standard distro without any massive software suites, and the rest can be data
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$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 Distro: MX-14.1.1 Symbiosis 18 June 2014

Burn at 4x speed if possible. Be sure and check md5sum of downloaded iso before burning with
MD5SUM on Windows

Windows does not come with md5sum. You must download one from another location, preferably one that you trust. There are command line utilities (md5sum.exe) that work similarly to the Unix utility; one public domain version with source is available from Fourmilab, but the version available from Cygwin is probably easier to install and update, and Cygwin is also recommended and trusted as the source for many more Unixy utilities. Once installed, Cygwin's md5sum behaves exactly as described in MD5SUM on Linux above.
I guess you missed the video tutorials made for MX-!4.1.1 Questions

Forgot to mention the iso can be burned to cdr disk. It'll fit on a 700MB CD.

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This video will be particularly helpful...its about migrating from windows xp to MX


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