What Linux to try for a Linux noob?

By vnf4ultra ยท 37 replies
Jun 30, 2005
  1. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Just remember to defragment Windows before resizing the partiton,

    if that is what you planning on doing.
  2. poriggity

    poriggity TS Rookie

    Will do. Thanks!
  3. I'd advise you to partition the drive manually, after defragging, allowing it to automatically use the free space can use up too much of the free space on your windows partition. Use manual partitioning during setup and resize the windows partition to give yourself about 20 - 30 GB of free space. Use most of that for the main ext3 partition and allocate a swap partition double the size of your system RAM. Don't go for anything more complicated, such as separate partitions for /usr or /home as yet.
  4. poriggity

    poriggity TS Rookie

    Sounds good.. I am waiting for this ISO file of Ubuntu to download, so I can burn it to disc... Its only 39% complete.. slower than molases.. probably be at least another hour before its done.
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    did you know some pc magazines have a copy of ubuntu on its cover dvd.. i dunno of a publication in your country.
  6. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    if you have the time, you could also order a cd from the ubuntu site for free (https://shipit.ubuntu.com/) but it can take 6-10 weeks, so you might want to download it anyway.. Also, when I look at the ship cd option it already says ubuntu 7.04. It is STILL BETA. that is, it'll go final in a few weeks and it's already quite stable, so it shouldn't be a problem, but you might want to wait a while before its final, or just go download and download the updates

    I've started using ubuntu a few weeks ago. For me, it supports my WLAN much better than windows did/does.

    edit: what the hell am I saying. If the shipping takes six weeks, and you'd update ubuntu, it'll already be final. :p
  7. poriggity

    poriggity TS Rookie

    Well, I downloaded Ubuntu, but something didn't download right. When I boot from the disc, it won't fully load up and start, when using the "run from live cd" option, and it also won't install on the hard drive. It starts to, then just stops altogether. I might have to just order Ubuntu, even if I have to pay a few bucks for it, I don't mind, as long as I Know its gonna work. I have a copy of freespire on the way to me now as well, just to try it out on one of my laptops... Any comments on that OS?
  8. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    You did burn the ISO file as an ISO file and not a normal data disc ?
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Someone else came to our IRC channel complaining about how their ubuntu install wasn't working. It was traced back to them opening the ISO with winzip or winrar or something and then burning. I'm still not entirely sure what they were doing. Point is, you don't touch that iso you download with ANYTHING except the program you are using to burn it.
  10. poriggity

    poriggity TS Rookie

    I will try it again, but I am fairly certain that I burned it as an ISO file... I will check it out.
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Just to make it even more clear.. You have to use the "burn image" or "burn ISO image" functionality of your CD burning software. Dragging and dropping the .iso file into a new compilation is not going to work.
  12. danielsmith89

    danielsmith89 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I'm liking Ubuntu myself at the moment. Very good operating system. Currently using it as a server
  13. poriggity

    poriggity TS Rookie

    I will make sure I do that.. I just gotta find another CD thats blank LOL... I don't think I did that last time. I know there is a spot where it says burn ISO image to disc.
    Thanks guys.
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