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    linux on Toshiba Satellite A200

    i have Toshiba Satellite A200-14e PSAECE
    and i have 1GB ram running on Vista..
    so im thinking on changing to linux but im not sure how..
    i changed to XP a year ago and i had some problems with few drivers..
    so if i want to change to linux how do i do it?
    where do i get drivers? and i saw there are many versions.. fedora ubuntu all that..
    what do i need to install?

    so as you can see im new to it.. can you help me with it?

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Quote Originally Posted by bitoN View Post
    so if i want to change to linux how do i do it?
    where do i get drivers?
    Welcome to the forums!

    You'll need to download the ISO file of the distribution of your choice, then burn it to disk as an image. Then you can boot with the newly created installation disk to install the distribution:

    Most drivers are already included within the kernel itself with the exception of certain video and networking drivers.

    Check the link in my signature for lots of good information on getting started with Linux. You can also find some quizzes there to help you pick a distribution.

    Hope you have fun with it.

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    As Ozar stated, you'll only likely have to get drivers for your video card and your wireless adapter. I would recommend going with Ubuntu as it seems to be a very beginner friendly distro and getting drivers for video card is a matter of a few mouse clicks and a restart. I can not comment on other distros beyond what others have told me, and i wouldn't be doing you any favors passing along rumor and hearsay.

    As for your memory situation, 1 GB or ram is okay. I've run Linux on a machine with as little at 512Mb without any issues other than the amount of swap that gets used. Good luck to you, and welcome in advance to Linux.

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    Hello & Welcome!

    You might want to give Linux Mint 7 a try also. Its a "derivative" of Ubuntu. The wireless and flash player works right out of the box. But then again, please feel free to make your choice from countless of good distros.

    My best wishes for you in your search
    Linux User #489667

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