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Old 11-17-2016, 07:45 AM   #1
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Angry test driving linux by O'Reilly book CD missing


I brought the book years ago, never did use it. I'm trying to get back into Linux but the CD included with the book does not work. My file manager say it's blank. I am looking for an ISO file to use with the book. It's called Move, can anyone help.
 
Old 11-17-2016, 08:07 AM   #2
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What's called Move? The Operating System? If so, I've never heard of it. Anyway, I'd pretty much forget about it being so old. You can download iso's from:

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/
http://distrowatch.com/

or from each distribution's respective website. Like this one:
https://www.debian.org/distrib/


Good Luck.
 
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:09 AM   #3
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I brought the book years ago, never did use it. I'm trying to get back into Linux but the CD included with the book does not work. My file manager say it's blank. I am looking for an ISO file to use with the book. It's called Move, can anyone help.
Hi...

Is the OS, by chance, the one mentioned here? If so, I would agree with erik2282, such an old distribution would not only be outdated and unsupported (since it's from 2004,) it most likely would not offer support for much of your hardware.

If you would like to give us the brand name and model (and model number) of your system as well as the specs, such as the processor and the amount of memory and the kinds of things you're looking to do with Linux, perhaps we can give you suggestions of suitable distributions.

Regards...
 
Old 11-17-2016, 10:21 AM   #4
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The book's name is test driving Linux and the CD with it is Linux and is bootable. Will run on any MS system and the name of the CD is "move". I contacted the book publisher and they were going to send an ISO file but never heard from them.
 
Old 11-17-2016, 10:23 AM   #5
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Forgot to mention the CD is unique to the book and walks a person through Linux.
 
Old 11-17-2016, 10:24 AM   #6
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Well, our suggestions remain. For most, if not all, there is a User's guide for the OS. You can also purchase Linux for Dummies. Those are good for learning basics and used to come with bootable dvd's not sure if they still do or not.

Also, you can try out a distribution and if you have questions about install and configuring you can ask on this forum as you go and learn. There's many sites that help you learn basics. I'm sure someone here will post some good links.

Many people will suggest Linux Mint as it's steered toward the beginner. https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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Old 11-17-2016, 10:35 AM   #7
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I question whether any tutorial from 2005 (no matter how excellent) will give you applicable skills for 2016 Linux. Better (in my opinion) to choose a current distribution (I recommend Linux Mint 18 for beginners) and carefully read its current documentation and how-to's.

Mandriva Move Linux is discontinued and unsupported. It has no value to a modern user (except, perhaps, as a historical/educational curiosity).

That said, if you want "Test Driving Linux" with the Mandrake Move CD, you can purchase it at a very reasonable price from either of these links, $24.95 and your problem is solved:
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596007546.do
https://www.amazon.com/Test-Driving-.../dp/059600754X

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Old 11-17-2016, 10:48 AM   #8
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This latest release from O'Reilly comes with a Live CD called Move, that allows Windows users to try all the features of Mandrake Linux, a popular Linux distribution without the hassle of actually installing Linux
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596007546.do

As already stated Move is out of date and will not have support for the current technology. It will run on any MS system from 2005 but not necessarily from 2016. There are distributions based upon Mandriva , openmandriva (https://www.openmandriva.org/) and Mageia (http://www.mageia.org/). I am unfamiliar with either distribution but probably the most picked for newcomers is Mint or Ubuntu but they are based upon debian. You might have a bit of a struggle since there have been many changes and the book might be outdated in some areas.
 
  


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