goman87

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Hey, I am really eager to learn about Linux, but I have no clue of how to get started :blink: Can anyone help me, kinda guide me along the way? :)

Thanks. ^_^

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first idea would be to download a livecd of a distro. This way you get a general feeling for linux without having to do a full install. That way if Linux isn't right for you, you haven't screwed up your Windows install.

Ubuntu is a good one pretty much works out of the box.

or any other distro you might be insterested in, you can find a list of them at FozenTech's LiveCd List

regardless of which one you choose, someone here can help you out.

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first idea would be to download a livecd of a distro. This way you get a general feeling for linux without having to do a full install. That way if Linux isn't right for you, you haven't screwed up your Windows install.

Ubuntu is a good one pretty much works out of the box.

or any other distro you might be insterested in, you can find a list of them at FozenTech's LiveCd List

regardless of which one you choose, someone here can help you out.

Thanks, downloading ubuntu now.

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Alright so I downloaded it, deleted it by accident <_<.... well, I downloaded it again!!!!! And now, what do I do? With it being a .ISO, should I mount it?

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no you need a program like Nero or Nero express, I usually open Nero Express then choose make an ISO. that takes care of putting it on the blank cd. Next reboot your computer with the disk in the drive making sure your system boots from the cd-rom not the hard drive. then enjoy

I presume you have a dsl connection, if you do then you will have internet access with it.

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no you need a program like Nero or Nero express, I usually open Nero Express then choose make an ISO. that takes care of putting it on the blank cd. Next reboot your computer with the disk in the drive making sure your system boots from the cd-rom not the hard drive. then enjoy

ahh Okay, I have Nero. So i'll give it a try. Thanks. ;)

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I forgot to mention you will not have access to your Windows files while you are in Ubuntu

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Hey, I am really eager to learn about Linux

Thanks. ^_^

REALLY!?!?! tell me more ...

was there a purpose to this comment????

thats a pretty vague response, so enlighten us as to what you were trying to say

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I forgot to mention you will not have access to your Windows files while you are in Ubuntu

Oh okay, thanks. :lol:

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Hey, I am really eager to learn about Linux

Thanks. ^_^

REALLY!?!?! tell me more ...

was there a purpose to this comment????

thats a pretty vague response, so enlighten us as to what you were trying to say

Big words for a big guy.

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Hey, I am really eager to learn about Linux

Thanks. ^_^

REALLY!?!?! tell me more ...

was there a purpose to this comment????

thats a pretty vague response, so enlighten us as to what you were trying to say

Big words for a big guy.

as of this point it would be a good idea for you not to comment any further as your comments so far have no realtivity to this topic.

for that I refer you to our Terms of Use

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Okay, so I booted up with the boot disk I made, but it seemed to go to like a DoS prompt, what do I do there? :wacko:

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Okay, so I booted up with the boot disk I made, but it seemed to go to like a DoS prompt, what do I do there? :wacko:

it shouldn't have booted to the command line. did you get anything else??

i'll load mine up and see what is going on.

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There was other stuff on the screen but it was hard to tell what it was, because it was all shifted to the left. :wacko:

Should I try it again?

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just hit enter, the system will load what it needs to work. It will may ask a few questions, just answer the prompts if it does.

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Okay, so I booted up with the boot disk I made, but it seemed to go to like a DoS prompt, what do I do there? :wacko:

its sounds like your X server did not start..

information we need..

1) what computer are you running this on ? (type, memory, video ..age)

2) do you have a diffrent computer you can try

3) try reburning the ISO image.

the causes can be

1) an unsupported video card

2) your cdrom could be older and have problems with reading the early sectors of the CD.. this would not show up untill you try to boot from a CD..

3) you have a bad burn.. don't worry that happens to everyone....

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Rawr, so I tried again, and I wrote down what it said.

Calder DR-DoS 7.03

Current Options

/MLX /BL=16 /LEN D=ON /DELAY=OFF

I'm running Windows XP Home SP2, Dell 2350, 512 RAM, ATI Radeon 9250 256mb

No other computer.

And I used a DVD-R ( is that okay? )

The DVD Drive I has is fairly new too.

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did you get the dvd iso or the liveCD iso?

if you got the cd version that is your problem. the cd version is not designed to run from a DVD disk. believe it or not there is a difference.

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Calder DR-DoS 7.03

Current Options

/MLX /BL=16 /LEN D=ON /DELAY=OFF

are you sure you have a ubuntu disk?

and you burnt the disk as a image and not tell nero to make a bootable cd ??

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Calder DR-DoS 7.03

Current Options

/MLX /BL=16 /LEN D=ON /DELAY=OFF

are you sure you have a ubuntu disk?

and you burnt the disk as a image and not tell nero to make a bootable cd ??

Heh, well, I got the CD one, and I told nero to make a bootable disk :blush:

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ya,, easy error

just burn one ( I think the option is burn cd rom image.. )

good things those DVD-r are cheep..

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Thanks for all the help. Right now i'm downloading the DVD version via bittorrent.

But it's 2.83GB!!

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I finished downloading the dvd version. I made a Data Disk, not a bootable one, it booted through the harddrive, windows! argh! Can someone help!?

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