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Post by The Awakened » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:38 pm

Nathan1993: Norton Partition Magic.
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Post by Nodtveidt » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:24 am

The Walrus wrote:http://www.linuxiso.org/ also has a lot of distro's, I got my Red Hat Linux and Suse Linux from there.
Good site but they tend to be a bit behind the times...I use them as a links site to the actual sites for the various distros.

(for example...I was there three days ago to obtain a FreeBSD distro, and they said that the 5.x family was still Tech Release...5.x is now Stable and it's 7.x that's Tech...way behind the times...)

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Post by {Nathan} » Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:10 pm

I HAVE JOINED!!!

Ahem... right now I am running Feather Linux from a live cd on a family computer... I am backing up the files on my laptop to partition, but I still need a boot manager... anyone have any recommendations? It needs to be free and it does not need to be feature-full... it just needs to work. Linux really is a lot better than I thought it would be...

EDIT: Back in windows... feels... bad and expensive. I am currently re-partitioning my hard drive with Partition Magic... waiting for it to be done, then I get to mess with ndis wrapper and some other crap and then I will have... LINUX! YAY!

And your topic worked... it has made me join.
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Post by DrV » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:24 pm

Either lilo or grub will work just fine - I'm personally partial to lilo, having used it first, but grub is probably more powerful.

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Post by SebMcClouth » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:46 pm

Grub is good. But make sure you have additional info on it and a grub boot-disk, just incase..

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Post by {Nathan} » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:45 pm

HAHA! yes, this is pure linux on my hd speaking... anyway, its going good, kinda... i can't get my wireless drivers to work. it says that its loaded, but the drivers might be wronge, but im just saying... i have 2 more days off of school (teachers work day) to play around with it. right now im connected through a standard network cable... but anyway, linux rules. it looks like windows on 10 grand more expensive. its a lot easyer to use, too... really, it took about 2 minutes to set up this network card in linux, took me 20 in windows.
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Post by Michael Calkins » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:51 pm

Anyone heard of FreeSCO? It is a Linux distro that fits on a floppy, and doesn't require a hard disk. It comes with a bunch of server stuff, and I think it can access FAT partitions. But I didn't really know what to do with it... It seemed kinda neat, but it was so small that it didn't really seem to have anything useful, other than the server software... The computer I tried it on is an IBM 486 with VGA, 8 MB RAM and no hard drive. I have no spare computers with hard drives to attempt a bigger distro. What I use otherwise on that IBM is MS-DOS Mode off of a floppy.
FreeSCO was mentioned to me and others by a programmer on The QBASIC Forum, who goes by Ild?rest, among other names.

I might add that I have no desire to use Linux as a desktop OS. I am well satisfied with MS-DOS and Win 9x. My interest in Linux would be primarily for server stuff, although I have no LAN. I want to gain expirience, expecially since I want to become a computer repair tech.
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Post by Nodtveidt » Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:50 am

I use Unix only for server applications...FreeBSD right now, because most distros of Linux are kinda crappy. :D

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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:29 pm

fork you.

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Post by {Nathan} » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:04 pm

PQBC wrote:fork you.
that wasnt nice... some people just like windows... like my damned brother.

anyway, I didn't think it would be this hard... ive tryed knoppix, austrumi (sometin like dat0, and feather, but non have worked. downloading debian right now, it was recommended to me.
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Post by Nodtveidt » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:41 pm

PQBC wrote:fork you.
Sit and rotate, you smelly penguin. Don't make me pluck our your feathers and set a Guiness record for "largest piece of artwork featuring penguin entrails".

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Post by {Nathan} » Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:55 am

Ive seen that pic in your sig before.... somewhere...
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Post by masaca » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:59 am

i agree with linux is much more secure than windows but when it was running on my pc, booting was slow, 5 minutes to boot compared to windows xp which is quite fast at booting for me. and when i ran an app in linux it was quite slowish at loading up. What i'm trying to say is linux isn't good at everythink neither is windows, everyone has their opinion. in my opinion i would say a complete distro of linux is like bloatware but thats my opinion and used much more memory than windows xp does, and windows is virus/spyware heaven. but thats my opinion. (btw i'm not just talking about one distro of linux i'm talking about few of them i tried)

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Post by {Nathan} » Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:03 pm

masaca wrote:i agree with linux is much more secure than windows but when it was running on my pc, booting was slow, 5 minutes to boot compared to windows xp which is quite fast at booting for me. and when i ran an app in linux it was quite slowish at loading up. What i'm trying to say is linux isn't good at everythink neither is windows, everyone has their opinion. in my opinion i would say a complete distro of linux is like bloatware but thats my opinion and used much more memory than windows xp does, and windows is virus/spyware heaven. but thats my opinion. (btw i'm not just talking about one distro of linux i'm talking about few of them i tried)

....Waiting to be flamed 8)
Im not gonna flame you. I am trying linux... but it is becoming a real hassle. It took me (so far) 3 days just to get linux on my system. I had to try it... download it, find the right distro... then I found out I had an old version. It really is a hassle... still trying to get resolution more than 800*600... AND I need to get my WLAN working... I havn't even started on that.
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Post by PQBC at school » Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:46 pm

Nathan1993 wrote:Ive seen that pic in your sig before.... somewhere...
me or nekro?

because mine is TUX, the linux penguin.

Oh, and nek, I stick by my words. Linux rules and there is nothing you can say about it.

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Post by Z!re » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:01 pm

PQBC at school wrote:Linux rules and there is nothing you can say about it.
Show me a linux capable of running Age of Empires 2, Max Payne 2 or Homeworld 2..
Stop being a zealot brainded retard..
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Post by {Nathan} » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:35 pm

Z!re wrote:
PQBC at school wrote:Linux rules and there is nothing you can say about it.
Show me a linux capable of running Age of Empires 2, Max Payne 2 or Homeworld 2..
Stop being a zealot brainded retard..
A modern Linux computer with WINE installed.
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Post by SebMcClouth » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:04 pm

Due to the fact that WINE isn't completly stable... actually it makes your Linux quite unstable due to the Windows libraries (Microsoft really knows how to unstable things, huh?)... Be safe and always keep windows at hand... for e.g. a bootcd or dual boot system.

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Post by Z!re » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:18 pm

Linux running WINE so i can run my windows programs is stupid.

I can free valuable system resources by just using windows
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Post by Nodtveidt » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:20 pm

PQBC at school wrote:Oh, and nek, I stick by my words. Linux rules and there is nothing you can say about it.
There is plenty I can say about it, penguin-sodomizer...

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How's that? :roll:

I'm with Z!re on this one...stop being a zealous braindead retard.

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