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Old 01-08-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hello anyone.
I have been looking at several Live cd I purchased on E-bay, and I know that they are free from Linux, but the cost was right and received 7 different OS including a cd with manuals and other product.
I have been conversing with a senior member on a linux forum by the name of Dagaz and he has been helpful. I have decided to install Linux 2007 final cut from the live cd and followed the help instruction on partitioning the hard drive as described. Once I partitioned the hard drive it appeared to be installing the software and all of a sudden it all locked up.
I once had installed Ubuntu on this machine, by the way it is not my main machine, and I am new to any of Linux software, and the installation of Ubuntu was done several months ago and got frustrated with some of the setup and applications. Since then I started to look at linux 2007 and have made my mind on installing the software on one machine before I commit myself on installing it on all my machines. I am not a programmer and i can get around cpu's somewhat, and linux is totally new to me.
This machine is my try machine right now, I use windows 2000 pro on all my machines. I think from what I have seen and tried on the Live cd I like Linux 2007, but I am having a hard time understanding the code language.

When I had installed Ubuntu several months ago on the HDD the info that was given on the keyboard setup was not very clear and for some reasons or other the keyboard keys did not correspond with what the letters I was typing, and when it asked to put in the password, it did not respond.
This is the hard drive i was trying to install linux but after several hours of trial and error the system locked up.
So what now!! I just wiped out all partitions, and am installing my sons windows XP home edition with SP2, and reason for this is because I was told by Degaz that it would be the thing to do and perform a dual boot sequence.
At this point any suggestions after installing XP!! By the way I just received a laptop for the holidays and it came with VISTA, and do not like it, this is going to be my next project, and also received a JVC digital camcorder in which it said that I must have XP, that is the other reason why I am installing xp on this machine. Degaz said the camera should have no problems in using linux 2007.

Thank you all for any reply as to the best way to install this software on this machine.

Old 01-08-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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There's nothing Urgent about this post. Marking your post as urgent is considered 'rude' and will not get you an answer any quicker. In fact it may just make your wait for an answer even longer!!

What is Linux 2007? If you mean Mandriva Linux 2007, here is a graphical guide to installing Mandriva :
Old 01-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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At LQ, the word "urgent" + ~$1 will buy you a cup of stale coffee........

The question has far too many words for my feeble brain....
What version are you trying to install?
How far did you get, and exactly what are the errors, messages, etc.?

What functionality of the camcorder is dependent on the choice of operating system?
Old 01-08-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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Most live CD's are pretty easy to install. I am familiar with SimplyMepis and PClinuxOS. Once you reach a functional desktop, and you have determined that all of your hardware is supported and correctly configured, they have an icon on the desktop to start the HD installation. Only a handful of mouseclicks are involved after that, and the default selections suggested by the distribution are normally fine.

You are correct, if you are going to have a dual-boot computer, install windows first, then linux. Linux recognizes the fat32 and ntfs filesystems, but windows does not recognize linux partititons, and will over-write them.

It is possible to install linux distributions within windows partitions, if you want to do that to get started

If you have a broadband connection, you can also install many different linux distributions using unetbootin

I would also suggest that you post to help forums specific to the distribution you are attempting to install. Most of them are quite friendly and helpful. Just do a google search.


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