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Originally Posted by mohamed kadri I have tryed different versions of the mandriva linux on my "dell vostro 200", but none of them worked. please help me to solve this ...
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    Can i install Linux Mandriva


    Quote Originally Posted by mohamed kadri View Post
    I have tryed different versions of the mandriva linux on my "dell vostro 200", but none of them worked.
    please help me to solve this problem.

    Hey i wanna know about Linux Mandriva 2007/2008

    Actually am using Windows Vista Ultimate 2006

    On Dell Optiplex GX280, With Intel Celeron Pentium D 3.6Ghz Processor

    1GB Ram

    160 GB HDD







    Well vista is running perfect on dis

    I just wanna know can i run Linux on dis processor

    If yes then which version...

    And I live in bahrain, Which is in Arabian Gulf

    Where can i buy it ?

    Thanks...

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm pretty sure that 2007 or 2008 will work fine with that CPU. Maybe someone will correct if that's wrong.

    For purchasing it, check the Mandriva Store:

    Mandriva Linux Store (int) - Linux Distribution, Goodies, CDs, Downloads, Books.

    There might also be some CD vendors in your area that sell Mandriva CDs as well.

    Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm pretty sure that 2007 or 2008 will work fine with that CPU. Maybe someone will correct if that's wrong.

    For purchasing it, check the Mandriva Store:

    Mandriva Linux Store (int) - Linux Distribution, Goodies, CDs, Downloads, Books.

    There might also be some CD vendors in your area that sell Mandriva CDs as well.

    Good luck with it.

    Hey ,, Thank you for giving me a reply back

    And could you help in choosing,, Which version should i install

    And one OS DISC .. I can install in how many computers,, Cause i have two

    And does it required any activation.. For 2 computers ?

    Cause i have register and activate my vista..

    Vista is so commen here..

    You can buy it from any mall ..ect


    Am bit confused, Cause some say about Redhat and some Mandriva

    So please tell me which is good for my computer...

    And i have 64 Bit processor.. Will x86 bit OS run on dis ?

    And i have grapics card by ati , And its like,, 128MB Only..Should i upgrade to 1GB ?

    Waiting for your reply..

    Ahmed

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    I'd choose the later version if it were me.

    I'm not sure how many disks either version comes on.

    You'd need to read the license to see how many computers you can install it on. If it's a free version for downloading, you can probaby install it on as many computers as you wish. Maybe someone running it can provide the exact answer. Maybe that person can also answer the activation question, but I've never had to activate any version of Linux that I've used.

    Yes, a 64-bit machine will run the 32-bit version of Linux.

    Your graphics card should be fine, depending on what all you need it to do. My graphics card is also 128mb and I've never had any issues with it not being enough.

    You might need more system RAM if that's what you mean is only 128MB. I'd recommend at least 512MB.

    Check the link in my signature for lots of information on getting started with Linux. Hope it all works out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    I'd choose the later version if it were me.

    I'm not sure how many disks either version comes on.

    You'd need to read the license to see how many computers you can install it on. If it's a free version for downloading, you can probaby install it on as many computers as you wish. Maybe someone running it can provide the exact answer. Maybe that person can also answer the activation question, but I've never had to activate any version of Linux that I've used.

    Yes, a 64-bit machine will run the 32-bit version of Linux.

    Your graphics card should be fine, depending on what all you need it to do. My graphics card is also 128mb and I've never had any issues with it not being enough.

    You might need more system RAM if that's what you mean is only 128MB. I'd recommend at least 512MB.

    Check the link in my signature for lots of information on getting started with Linux. Hope it all works out for you.


    Okay,, Thanks

    Well i have RAM 1Gb

    I would also replace it to like,, 4GB

    Cause i have four slots

    Please am looking for a laptop


    Will Mandriva also runs on dat processor, Cause currently where i live

    Its coming with vista home edition


    And da laptop is

    Dell Inspiron 1525
    Core 2 2.0Ghz
    2GB RAM
    160GB HDD SATA
    Shared grapics memory is 256MB,, By da way whats da difference between Shared grapics and Grapics memory ?
    Built in everything

    Such as webcam
    8 in 1 MMC card reader
    Bluetooth
    4 USB Ports

    Ect


    And please tell me where i can find dis original disc,,

    Cause i don't use any Visa or any other card

    Can i buy this from mall or any shop anywhere in da country

    And is dat really virus proof.. Or something

    Like MAC

    And i saw like you said,, Free edition of Mandriva

    Whats da difference between dat and original version


    So if i download it its in zip folders

    Which programs should i burn from ?

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    hey you can download mandriva for free you dont need visa or anything and you dont need licence for it just install

    Download | Mandriva

    your graphics and ram are more than enough the only thing you really have too worry about is dual booting with vista ihear vista not very friendly when it comes too dual booting but you have nothing to worry about no payment necesarry just good internet connection and you can install on as many pc's as you like

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrarfussi View Post
    hey you can download mandriva for free you dont need visa or anything and you dont need licence for it just install

    Download | Mandriva

    your graphics and ram are more than enough the only thing you really have too worry about is dual booting with vista ihear vista not very friendly when it comes too dual booting but you have nothing to worry about no payment necesarry just good internet connection and you can install on as many pc's as you like

    Aha,, I get it

    I downloaded it onces,, Then deleted it

    Thought maybe its a trial version or something

    No problem i will download it again

    But after da dowloading it,, I have to extract everything in one folder from currently zip folders ?

    And then copy da whole folders of burn ?

    Yes you are right, Vista doesn't boot well
    I have Vista 32-bit version and 86-bit version
    86-bit version doesn't boot at dis computer, But 32-bit version works fine

    And thanks to dis org,, For such information

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