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Old 10-27-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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ubuntu linux and fedora


Hi all i wonder if you can help me i have just recieved linux for dumies complete with the DVD but when i try to download the dvd all i get is the icon for fedora amd linux for burnin a disc. please help the poor old man
 
Old 10-27-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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questions...

1. What do you mean by "download" the dvd? IF I could download a DVD, I would be downloading a cuppa coffee right now.

2. Have you read the part of the book about using the DVD? That should give you some hints.

Disclaimer: I do not have and have not read that particular book. Nor have I used that particular DVD.
 
Old 10-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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My guess is you've downloaded a .iso file (.iso is NOT the same as a .ico file, which is an icon). You need to burn this file to a dvd in order to be able to boot into linux, so you'll need a writable DVD and a DVD burner. You can then burn it to DVD using a command like:

Code:
cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=/dev/dvdrw file.iso
However, it may do it differently in your book (I believe it's possible to burn with dd, for example) so you may want to read the advice there first. Also, details such as the filename and the dev= bit would have to be altered for your particular situation.

Regards,
 
Old 10-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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It your operating system is windowsxp you can download & install cdburnerxp it's a free cd/dvd burning software.
 
Old 10-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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Welcome to Linux Questions. The first time I installed Linux all by myself it was Fedora 1 from the original Linux for Dummies, borrowed from the Public Library!

Have you read the instruction in the book on what to do with the DVD? There are two ways of using it.

1. Insert it, reboot the computer, and then the DVD will be used instead of the hard disk to load Ubuntu Linux instead of Windows.

2. Copy the .iso file for one of the other versions (like Fedora) onto you computer and then burn another DVD using that image. Then you can use the new DVD to load that Linux.
 
Old 10-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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also you are much better off NOT using any dvd's on the back pages of the book
they are very likley out of date

and with fedora being a VERY fast passed Research and Development distro
VERY VERY out of date

the current version of fedora is 17 ( with fedora 18 do in December)
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all
and the current version of Ubuntu is 12.10
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

for a "new to linux user i do NOT recommend fedora
That is unless YOU WANT to LEARN how to fix things
it IS a Research and Development distro
and is in need of fixing often
 
Old 10-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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Further to John's comment.

Fedora, when installed, usually works. I used it from version 1 to version 14, with hardly any problems. But if you upgrade regularly, it turns into a rather risky rolling release. The secret is to install a plugin for the package manager:
su -c "yum install yum-security"
Then you can get only the updates for security with
su -c "yum --security update"
You can live without the so-called enhancements: the next version will be along in 6 months!
Fedora also has much better configuration tools that Ubuntu (or any Debian-based distro). For example, you can enable USB speakers or headphones with 4 mouse clicks, where Ubuntu requires you to edit configuration files and doesn't say which ones.

Ubuntu is fine if you have a recently built PC from a major manufacturer (I suspect that's all it's tested on) but can take against other hardware: the latest requires special measures for any video except ATI or Nvidia, and the measures recommended on the website are the wrong ones!
 
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by wpeckham View Post
1. What do you mean by "download" the dvd? IF I could download a DVD, I would be downloading a cuppa coffee right now.

2. Have you read the part of the book about using the DVD? That should give you some hints.

Disclaimer: I do not have and have not read that particular book. Nor have I used that particular DVD.
i asked for help not smart arse answers but if thats how you get your kicks so be it
 
Old 11-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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smart arse answers

i came to this forum hoping for avswers instead all i got was some clever dick with a smart arse amswer so i wont be wasting my time here any more
 
Old 11-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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i came to this forum hoping for avswers instead all i got was some clever dick with a smart arse amswer so i wont be wasting my time here any more
actually you got 1 person trying to be condescending and 5 helpful answers.
good luck in the future.

edit: actually, thats not so bad considering its on the internet; and at least s/he wasnt vulgar (now that i reread their post i think they were just trying to be playful, so download yourself a cup of coffee and calm down ).
also, i am not quite following what you are trying to achieve ? are you trying to install fedora from within ubuntu or other way around. can you try to restate your question a bit clearer.

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