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Old 06-12-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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which Linus for my h/w

hi to all i am a toatl new bie to linux
my system specifications are
CPU - AMD Athlon64 3200+
Mobo - ASUS A8NE
HDD - WD 250 GB sata 2
Ram - 1 GB

well my first question is taht will Mandriva Linux 2006 / 64 bit will
install on my system without any issue

as recently i tried to install PCQ linux 2006, well i was able to
install the
OS but as it bont have drivers for my Graphic Card so graphical mode
was not
active so i was unable to use the OS

so will Mandiva Linux 2006 will run in graphical mode without any
on my system without ant additional driver installation

as i am totaly new to linux so i will not be able to install any

please also tell about other distrows like
fedora core 5
open suse 10.1

please reply as soon as possible as i am dying hard to install at
least 1
linux distro on my system

Old 06-12-2006, 03:29 PM   #2
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With those specs, any Linux distro will run just fine. Your best bet is to just run through and install them all - use each one for a week or two and then decide which one you like best.
Old 06-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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Are you aware of live cds? With these you can run the os off of a cd and get the look and feel of it, and see how it interacts with your equipment before deciding to install.

Check out for info on the various distros. Ones with livecds that come immediately to mind are pclinuxos (my favourite so one I'll recommend), ubuntu, vector, and mepis.

I just saw that xandros 4 is coming out on June 21. It is a commercial distro you must pay for, but it is made to be extremely newbie friendly, easy to install/use, and a gateway to linux for the windows user.

Speaking as someone who has a couple of dozen cd's lieing around and a system with five distros on it (and xp) at this time, don't be afraid to experiment and look around. Most of the distros you will find have user forums that either already have the answer to the questions you have or will be more than willing to help you.
Old 06-12-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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yep as a previous poster said those specs are more then enough to run any distribuion you want.

try out this distribution chooser, it asks a series of questions and gives you suggestions based on your answers.

Mandriva wont come with the drivers for your nvidia out of the box so you wont get 3d acceloration, however you will be able to use the computer graphically as normal just no 3d games.

This can be remedied by following this guide. Its extremely easy and well made. Gives it you step by step.

my suggestions for distributions to try are

PclinuxOS (rather then mandriva, its almost identical but does not suffer from the mandriva problems)

however you need to decide your self what you feel is good for you.


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