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Network 100% newb - please help

I run windows 2000 right now. I want to learn how to use unix/linux. How do i go about installing Unix/Linux? What's the easiest version to install? Where can i get it? Is my Hardware Compatable? How do i partition my Hd? HELP!!!!!Smilie
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I would suggest you to do a forum search first. I'm sure all of your questions have been raised some time before or just recently and are still available on this forum.
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I am also a relative newbie to Linux.

So far I have performed installs of Red Hat 8 & 9, and also SuSE 8.0 & 8.2, I have found them both to be very friendly during install, finding almost 100% of my hardware and suggesting drive partitions.

Now using the Linux OS is another matter altogether, I am building up a base familiarity of command line programs and their relative options, something which is going quite slowly but surely.

There are a lot of resources out on the web, but I'm still looking for something definitive.

At the moment I am trying to work out how to configure DNS settings for my router/leased line and also how to send file attachments using the mail/sendmail command line (that's how I got here actually Smilie)

So in answer to your original question I would recommend Red Hat or SuSE.

Good luck,

Christian
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try Knoppix. A year ago, i was quite intimidated by Linux do to its complexities. I used Windows and Macs for years and moving to Linux was a serious matter. Every distro I tried i was unhappy with until my cousin (who happens to sell linux distro's) gave me some copies of a few distros. The one that I really like is Knoppix. It is by far the easiest one to install and you can try it without even installing it. It is known as a Live CD. Just pop in the CD into your drive and reboot. When the computer boots up it should dive into the knoppix launcher where you can start linux and have a full OS complete with all types of softwares. Everything is auto detect so you can see if you have any trouble before you decide to install. Once you see that you would like to have it on your system, just goto www.knoppix.net and look at the FAQ/DOC on how to do HD-Install. It only takes a few keystrokes and it is very easy. Believe me, im a complete newbie and so far day by day, I'm finding learning linux is becoming not so difficult as it was before thanx to knoppix.

By the way, Use partition magic to create a partition for linux right after your primary partition (most likely cSmilie. from there, create a swap partition right after the linux partition. Make sure these are all logical and keep only C: as primary. This shouldnt give you any problem as you mentioned in the other post. Anyway if you need further help, E-Mail me for quick reply. Best of luck.
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here is your links for linux iso's

www.linuxiso.org
there are many linux distros to choose from there are all so links to see what they looklike and what platforms from ppc to x86 or IBM PC clones
amicrawler2000
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here is your links for linux iso's

www.linuxiso.org
there are many linux distros to choose from there are all so links to see what they looklike and what platforms from ppc to x86 or IBM PC clones if you want the easyest linux and not learn any thing and run windows stuff in your os get lycoris os
"grama can run it" just like mom use to brun.
amicrawler2000
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Originally posted by Otacon716
try Knoppix. A year ago, i was quite intimidated by Linux do to its complexities. I used Windows and Macs for years and moving to Linux was a serious matter. Every distro I tried i was unhappy with until my cousin (who happens to sell linux distro's) gave me some copies of a few distros. The one that I really like is Knoppix. It is by far the easiest one to install and you can try it without even installing it. It is known as a Live CD. Just pop in the CD into your drive and reboot. When the computer boots up it should dive into the knoppix launcher where you can start linux and have a full OS complete with all types of softwares. Everything is auto detect so you can see if you have any trouble before you decide to install. Once you see that you would like to have it on your system, just goto www.knoppix.net and look at the FAQ/DOC on how to do HD-Install. It only takes a few keystrokes and it is very easy. Believe me, im a complete newbie and so far day by day, I'm finding learning linux is becoming not so difficult as it was before thanx to knoppix.

By the way, Use partition magic to create a partition for linux right after your primary partition (most likely cSmilie. from there, create a swap partition right after the linux partition. Make sure these are all logical and keep only C: as primary. This shouldnt give you any problem as you mentioned in the other post. Anyway if you need further help, E-Mail me for quick reply. Best of luck.
All right! If you only try use Linux...You can try use Knoppix. It is a version demon of Linux. To use it, you only need Boot it from CD. Don,t need install it...Let,s discovery Linux world by Knoppix.

When you feel like linux...You can use any Distributed of Linux as:

- Redhat
- SuSE
- Mandrake

To install almost version of Linux. You need a new partion in your hardisk (2 GB is good - Use PQ Magic to creat new partion):

- Linux Native (For file system of Linux)
- Linux Swap (For Virtual Memory)

Good Luck
 

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