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    Newbie to Linux


    I am new to Linux and I want to get to know it better. I am sitting in Iraq and my resources are limited. I dont have access to a floppy or a partition manager and I would like to load linux onto my laptop and also be able to use windows as well but have been unable to any suggestions? all info would be great.

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    Pretty much any *nix will have a partitioning step in the install process. What is your internet connectivity like?

    Oh, and you can always grab install cds for cheap from linuxiso.org or linuxcd.org if you need to.
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    Our internet connectivity is not good we are running a wirless setup with five wireless access points each person is running about 54 mbps if we are lucky we have a satalite dish with about 110 people using it not good in terms of downloading anything. but there are times I might be able to download stuff.

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    Part of the reason I ask is if you had good connectivity you could download a linux iso and burn it. The other part is kinda Ubuntu-related. You can get a copy shipped to you for free, but getting everything working requires downloading a LOT of packages.

    It might be your best bet to grab a cd on the cheap from the sites I mentioned earlier.
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    Well I do have redhat 7.2 here and a nice 300p book that I am going to start learning more from. I just have to figure out how to get both OSes on the same hard drive. My software automatically partitions the whole hard drive so I cant duel load MS and Unix. that is the problem I am running into

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    Hmm...a lot of newer distros would have the ability to resize that partition and install linux alongside it. RedHat 7.2 is just too old to have that capability. It does have a partitioner, but I think you mean that your Windows installation disks are system restore disks, so they take the whole disk, right?
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    You would be correct on the restore disks. do you have any recomendations on which ISO Ishould use?

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    try mandrake 10.1 ... quite easy installer .... fedora core 3[\b]..also

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    Do you have access to a DVD drive? I have some spare disks and am prepared to post them to you if you think this would help, or if it's an option. Slackware 10.1 and SuSe 9.2 Professional. They are too big to fit on a CD - I keep buying magazines with cover disks
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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