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Old 04-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy New to LINUX - Would appreciate help


I'm starting a LINUX class next week. I would like to be able to practice at home on my VirtualBox. Can you recommend what I need to use? I will need to work off ISO debian-508-amd64-DVD-1.iso. I am using a MacBook Pro.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hmmm, well if your teacher really wants you to use Debian 5, then I guess you have to use it... however you should be aware that Debian 5 reached its "end of life" over a year ago and is now obsolete and completely unsupported! http://news.softpedia.com/news/Debia...2-239006.shtml

Current Debian is Debian 6 (and Debian 7 is coming any day now): http://www.debian.org/

Here is some documentation how to get VirtualBox set up: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/End-user_documentation

And the (obsolete) Debian 5 amd64 install guide: http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/amd64/

I am not a Mac user, so I can't answer the question of whether or not 64-bit Debian will work in VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro. You may or may not need to use 32-bit (i386); I'm really not sure.

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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Thank you snowpine for your quick reply.

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to LQ.
I add this link very useful too: http://www.tldp.org/
 
Old 04-05-2013, 02:50 AM   #5
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Good tutorial http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 04-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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Firstly, just because the computers on your course are set up with Debian 5 doesn't mean than you have to use that precise version. You need Debian, so that everything works in the same way and all the files are in the same places, but there's no reason why you shouldn't use Debian 6. Since security updates are no longer being provided for version 5, I'd strongly advise you to do so. And version 7 comes out later this year!

Apple being Apple, you will not get very far with the iso that's being recommended. This is how to proceed:
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnIntelMacPro

The Debian wiki will also tell you a lot of other useful things and give you links to things like
http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/
 
Old 04-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #7
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Many thanks to David and Kooru for the added links. They look to be great for me!

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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Thank you Chris.
 
Old 04-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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Debian7 is already pretty stable since quite some time and you shouldn't have much trouble with it. It features more recent software versions and once it's marked "stable", it will be just that, i.e., you won't notice anything in everyday-use. Not a thing. If there's no particular reason for using a distribution as old as Debian5, i suggest to go for version 7 ("Wheezy").

Other than the "old version" issue, Debian for itself is a good choice.
 
Old 04-06-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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hi,


welcome to LQ..


these are helpful....
tdlp.org
debian.org
nixcraft.com




cheers...
 
Old 04-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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I now have VMware Fusion version 5.0.3. I am using Debian 6 64-bit.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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I now have VMware Fusion version 5.0.3. I am using Debian 6 64-bit.
How do you like it?
 
  


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