Installing Linux

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  1. KatieDSM98

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    Taking an Operating Systems class this semester and a majority of the semester we will be working with Linux. I picked up this Celeron 333mhz with 64 mb of RAM to install Linux on. Right now it runs XP Pro pretty well, so I'm sure I'll have no problems with Linux. A friend of mine told me to look online to find a tutorial for installation. Any of you guys know of one? Anything I should know about this project before I start?
     
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    Installing linux is pretty straight forward, that is after you have the partitions made.
    Check out the install details with which ever destro of linux you want to run.
     
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    Depending on the distro, you may find installing Linux is as easy as installing Windows (maybe even easier since you won't have to dig out a serial number).

    The partitioning can require a little thought though. Depending on the installer, the installer may make some recommendations (for the last couple installs I've done, I've just settled with the installer's recommendations).
     
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    :werd: With SuSE or Mandrake (I prefer SuSE), it's very easy.
     
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    I am NOT a Linux guru, but I've installed RH v5.x and v6, Mandrake, and SuSE (did a headless install too!) and I've got to say SuSE was the most enjoyable of them all - even reminded me a little of how Windows installs.
     
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    Im running fedora core 1 on my laptop, if only their wireless drivers were up to date :hsd:


    good luck with that class. I took it last semester, our project was to write a semi-secure file system to run on linux. I hope you code well in C :)
     
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    Agreed. I've done countless Mandrake installs of various versions, as well as a couple SuSE installs. SuSE is by far the best installer I've ever used. Mandrake dumbs it down a little too much, tries to be too friendly and ends up being annoying. SuSE is the perfect balance of ease and control. To give a comparison, it's much much better than Windows 98 and about a billion times better than Windows NT4 (I'd compare it to XP or 2k, but I've never installed either :o).
     
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    etc. etc. :hs:
     
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    if u wanna learn how linux works during an isntall get gentoo! www.gentoo.org.
     
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    I vote for SuSE for easy installation and use.
     
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    next distro i install will be debian
     

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