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Old 05-04-2003, 12:57 AM   #1
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Question NOOB needs some basic help


ok, brand new to the forum (1st post right here) so please be kind

before i make the big jump (probably into mandrake 9.0) from XP i need to get some good easy to use tutorial sites to figure out how to use linux

i ran redhat 7.3 a while back for about a week but i was confused so i went back windows......im more determined to learn linux now though
 
Old 05-04-2003, 01:34 AM   #2
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Check this out ==> http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/index.html
Mandrake 9.0 is very good. I switched over to linux about a month ago from XP and I dont have any problems.
Good Luck
 
Old 05-04-2003, 04:01 AM   #3
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http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz

I totally agree with Jatt's link, that's where I started out at Good link, mine is the guide you should print out and jacket together as your linux companion. It has too many features to list.

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Old 05-04-2003, 09:18 AM   #4
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thanks!!!!! i looked over those two real quick, they look like they will be a good start
 
Old 05-05-2003, 12:38 AM   #5
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Hey Tom, I got you here as well, I am LQAddict from tunners and dsmtalk, nice to see you here. Well, as for tutorials bookmark a couple http://www.yolinux.com/ and the most powerful linux search engine http://www.google.com/linux
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:35 AM   #6
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hey boris,
yeah i saw this link in your sig on dsmtalk and was wonderin what it was

p.s. my new mobo is coming tuesday
 
Old 05-05-2003, 10:26 PM   #7
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what about like a linux for dummies book?
are they any good?
 
Old 05-06-2003, 04:14 AM   #8
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they're all ok really, any beginners book will be useful. try the rute guide in my sig, all online and up to date
 
Old 05-06-2003, 04:37 AM   #9
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Whoa, some "big guns" here with mega answers which would be much better than my usual suggestion of "screw this, just put the mandrake disc and boot"

As usual, Chris, Boris and Chad with good sensible advice - though I should also add that you might like to search LQ for posts about "dual boot" so you can have the best of both worlds.

You also say in your first post that you stopped messing with deadrat, because it confused you - hey, I'm still confused after nearly 12 months - though you've definitely found THE place for help, there's some seriously smart people hereabouts (not me!) but you could also see if there is a linux user group (LUG) near you - but some of the people here are "one man LUG's!"

If you try the dual boot route, then at least if your install goes "pear shaped" you can still kick it into wind0w$ for help, butwhat ever you do - DON'T GIVE UP just because it seems "difficult"

regards

John
 
Old 05-06-2003, 07:25 AM   #10
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The dual boot advice is good. If you get a hosed install or get only a command line it can really throw you, and you'll have no way to get to the net to ask for help. I don't know much about mndk, but their site has loads of documentation, so always go there first (nobody knows their products better than the distro themselves).
Also, when starting out I found www.tldp.org to be indespensible. Check it out, there is a LOT of info to swallow there so don't get pulled in too many directions in once.
Good Luck!
 
  


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