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Bottom line: Mandrake sucks, noob or not. I was a noob when I tried Mandrake. I had a ton of problems wih installation process, and never was able to get ...
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    Don't use the Linux formerly known as Mandrake.


    Bottom line: Mandrake sucks, noob or not. I was a noob when I tried Mandrake. I had a ton of problems wih installation process, and never was able to get it to funtion with my graphics card properly (as in no grapihical environment at all.)
    I don't want to turn this into a whole thing over which distribution is better, but Fedora Core worked the very first time with no problems at all. For a noob, it's a far better place to START.
    Fedora is a good way to get your feet wet in UNIX, then you can start trying better things like Gentoo Linux, and then get started learning BSDs.
    Sorry for mentioning BSD (not linux) in linuxforums.
    If your just trying to install something so you won't get viruses, or don't feel like becoming a hardcore linux user, just get Fedora or something, it will install without problems, and it's has very simi;ar features to Mandrake.

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    Thanks, uchihasasuke. I'll look for fedora.

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    Try this site for FC4 downloads.
    The sha1sum would be the equivalent to md5sum.

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    Thanks but I'll get it from: http://fedora.ngi.it/4/i386/iso/

    I'm gonna get the DVD install. FC4-i386-DVD.iso

    I get the 500 ko/sec from that host.

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    Wait, you keep saying CD-ROM drive but say you are using the DVD. I assume it's actually a DVD-ROM drive? If not you can get four CDs for FC4. Sorry if I missed an answer to this question.

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    Well it's something that can read/write CD and DVD...

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    I have a CD-RW/DVD combo drive on my Thinkpad T40, neither Mandrake 10.1 nor Mandriva 200 LE installation DVD's wouldn't recognize it. The FC4 installation DVD also didn't recognize the DVD and would request CD 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondoJowo
    I have a CD-RW/DVD combo drive on my Thinkpad T40, neither Mandrake 10.1 nor Mandriva 200 LE installation DVD's wouldn't recognize it. The FC4 installation DVD also didn't recognize the DVD and would request CD 1.
    So I better download the 4 CD of Fedora ? Will it detects them ?

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    Yes, I was able to install using the 4 CD set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondoJowo
    Yes, I was able to install using the 4 CD set.
    Ok then I'll go for the 4 CDs. Thanks.

    On http://iso.linuxquestions.org/version.php?version=155, which one do I take
    x86 ?

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