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Old 04-09-2017, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hello,
want to try linux download and burn iso need HELP Please.
Ricky
 
Old 04-09-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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want to try linux download and burn iso need HELP Please.
Hi Ricky, welcome to the forum

You didn't mention the distribution you wanted to try or your system specs (such as processor, amount of memory, graphics chip, etc.,) providing this information would help us give you more specific advice and suggestions. However, the instructions here should work for most distributions if you want to use a CD/DVD. For a USB drive, please see here. Again, please keep in mind that, although the instructions are written for Ubuntu, they should work for most distributions.

Regards...
 
Old 04-09-2017, 07:26 PM   #3
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You might find this page useful as well https://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 04-10-2017, 05:18 AM   #4
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As what others has said you never mention what distro you want.

Just in case you're looking for Ubuntu, check out this link:

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desk...dvd-on-windows
 
Old 04-10-2017, 07:35 AM   #5
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Hello,
want to try linux download and burn iso need HELP Please.
Ricky
Greetings Ricky, and welcome to the jungle!

There are MANY pages of instruction on this on the internet, but asking here is often better. Some of the stuff on the Internet is old or just wrong.

If you have a USB key device to spare and would like to try a few distributions, you might look into E2B (Easy 2 Boot) or something like SARDU. Tools like these allow you to load up a USB key with multiple distributions and select which to run at boot time.

I carry three loaded USB keys: one with install images, one with live-cd images, and one with various antivirus, recovery , partioning, backup/restore, and diagnostic tools. It seem to me that one with live-cd images would be perfect for you about now.

What kind of Linux Linux distributions are you interested in?
Can you share a bit about your hardware (ram, disk, processor, perhaps WIFI interface type)?
It is difficult to make meaningful recommendations flying blind. More information will help.
 
Old 04-10-2017, 01:06 PM   #6
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:13 AM   #7
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:50 AM   #8
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UNetbootin

to burn the iso to a usb stick -- works on most distros
https://unetbootin.github.io/

Usually as little as a 8GB Stick will work.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:08 AM   #9
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tobbycat,

Welcome to LQ.

Rufus is an alternative fast and simple tool for burnining an ISO image to a USB drive.

It works with both Linux and Windows and it will sort out some of those nasty UEFI/GPT formatting/booting problems:

https://rufus.akeo.ie/
 
Old 04-11-2017, 12:55 PM   #10
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https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...y-live-builds/
 
Old 04-12-2017, 12:17 PM   #11
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Bottom line? There are many good tools for getting one or more ISO images loaded onto a USB device to boot for either a live-cd experience or full install to local drive. I like E2B because you actually copy the ISO onto the USB drive without changing it, so you can use it as both a USB BOOT device and as a sneaker-net solution to deliver an ISO to a friend.

There are HUNDREDS of Linux and OpenBSD distributions that you can use, many are available in both live-cd and full install format, others only as a live-cd although some of those have a native install application or procedure.

Examine the distro options and find one (or several) that you like. Find a tool for running them from USB that looks easy and will do what you want. Run either in a virtual container or in live-cd mode first to be sure that it is the one you want to start with, and GO.

Spending too much time reading all of this fine advice is time you might better have spent having fun with your new operating system! ;-)
 
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Welcome to LQ!
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Originally Posted by tobbycat View Post
Hello,
want to try linux download and burn iso need HELP Please.
Ricky
You can use LQ's Download Linux to select a distribution of choice.
Not knowing your hardware makes things difficult for suggestions from LQ members. I suggest for future posts that you consider reading http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...#faq_lqwelcome

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
  


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