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Old 05-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
daedalus4.2
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ok, still trying here


I got a copy of "LinspireLive" CD. It's a live cd. A friend of mine told me that I could copy the image of that CD directly onto my hard drive and use it that way. Can anyone tell me how I can do this, if at all. I'd ask my friend but he's not going to be at work for a few days.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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Have you checked out Linspire website to see if they offer any documentation to do that?

-Tux,
 
Old 05-05-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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I haven't used linspire, but "Live CD's" are just that: You can boot from the CD (Set your BIOS to boot from the CD), and play with linux.

It will be a little slow because it is not using your hard disk, and it will not remember configuration choices between boots, but it will give you a taste of linux, and let you know if your hardware is detected properly.

With some live CD's there's an option to install to your hard disk, you can choose this if you like it. I would recommend you backup your important windows files (if any) in case something goes wrong, or you click the wrong button: This board is full of threads like "Help - How do I get my files back?"

HTH and have fun.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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Also, it is generally not a good idea to run a live-cd os as your main. The live-cd os's are not designed to be run that way, and as a result lack several details that make life easier in linux. I tried using knoppix(live-cd) installed to my hard drive for a while and ran into all kinds of problems when trying to install new programs/saving my configurations. It would be a better idea to get a copy of Debian, Gentoo, or some other linux dist. that is designed to be run off your hard drive.
 
  


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