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Old 06-09-2006, 09:36 PM   #1
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Cool Howdy


Im relatively new to the world of linux but have already found a few distros that i really like alot. I initially started out with Linspire and still like it alot specially for its ease of installing programs i have been using it since november of 05. I just looked into Kubuntu today and love that as well from what i have seen from the live cd i dl'd.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 05:21 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ
Findiing the best distro for your needs isn't always easy. Don't get carried away by the what your first screen looks like though.It easy enough to change themes. There are other things like available software, installation methods etc that are much more important.

Have a look at this Linux Distribution CHooser
 
Old 06-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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thanks for the link linmix and Kubuntu was one of the choices that was chosen so i guess i made a pretty good choice. Ill have to keep that link handy

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Old 06-11-2006, 12:39 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ, shadowfx78.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 08:20 PM   #5
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thanks Cogar

just one question what file system does Kubuntu use? FAT32? just curious for when i go multiboot.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
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Whatever it uses (ext2, ext3, reiserfs) it will certainly be a 'linux' file system and not a microsoft filesystem.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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linmix i know that much. I was just curious if any one knew, i dont know if the installer will format the partition for me or if ill have to preformat it?
 
Old 06-12-2006, 02:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
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thanks Cogar

just one question what file system does Kubuntu use? FAT32? just curious for when i go multiboot.
By default, Ubuntu and Kubuntu use ext3.

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linmix i know that much. I was just curious if any one knew, i dont know if the installer will format the partition for me or if ill have to preformat it?
The installer should take care of this automatically. As I mentioned in another thread, I recommend using the "alternate" distribution--the one that does not have the live CD option or use the graphical installer. The alternate install disk has been reported to have fewer problems even though it does not look as pretty. FWIW, if I run into partitioning problems with any installation, the first disk I grab is an Ubuntu 5.10 disk. (I suspect Ubuntu or Kubuntu alternate 6.06 disks would work equally well.)
 
Old 06-12-2006, 03:29 PM   #9
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would the sysrescuecd work for partitions? or should i get the alternate cd for the main install of kubuntu

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Old 06-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #10
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would the sysrescuecd work for partitions? or should i get the alternate cd for the main install of kubuntu

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Old 06-12-2006, 03:38 PM   #11
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sysrescuecd will work fine.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 09:59 PM   #12
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For partitioning, I always like to use the "GParted Live CD" first.
It is free and pretty good.

Ofcourse you can let Ubuntu take care of it,
but it will probably be easier to set up/resize everything with GParted's live CD.

Good luck
 
  


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