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I've read the sticky and searched but as its quite new i didnt find abnything and didnt think i would. I'm looking for a Linux distrobution with the 2.6 kernel ...
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    Looking for a distrobution...


    I've read the sticky and searched but as its quite new i didnt find abnything and didnt think i would.

    I'm looking for a Linux distrobution with the 2.6 kernel and a 2.6 Gnome dektop.

    Thanks for any help you can give

    Oxygen

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    Most if not all distros come with the 26 kernal now, you can install gnome yourself, but i would recommend gentoo, since its emerge servers are updated regarly, it will most likely be the most up to date verison, but look at distrowatch.com and see what up.
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    thanks, ill try that

    next question

    how do i format my linux partion?

    i want to do it so i can install gentoo

    do i need to do this or will gentoo autmaticly format and then install?

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    The installer for your distribution should come with fdisk, which you can find instructions for all over the net if you search on www.google.com/linux.

    If this doesn't answer your question, maybe we need more details. Do you already have a partition set aside for Linux? What's on your hard drive already?
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    If your going to reformat/partiton the entire drive, then the gentoo install will walk you throuhg the steps nesicarry to do that.
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    ok, thanks

    im looking in a file browser, which file is right for me?

    BTW currently i have the hard drive split into 2 parts, WinXP (sorry for saying that ) and Linux RedHat8

    http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/

    im guessing releases, then what?

    http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/www.ib...ntoo/releases/

    which do i need, i think i need the x86

    ill give my system spec if that helps

    56gig hard drive
    nVidea Ge Force 2 MX 64mb
    Belkin 82.1 54g wireless network card (which wont wont on my surrent disto, what i need to change)
    Pentium 4 processor

    I'm only formatting 1 partition of the drive, my Linux part. So i can install linux

    BTW my guess is i need the nationall ISO from here

    http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/www.ib...2004.1/livecd/

    plz help

    Thanks

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    Yeah, Pentium 4 is x86 compatible, so you need the x86 version.

    You probably don't want the version that that link points to, as it is LiveCD. This means it will run from the CD and you won't be able to install it on your hard drive. This is the one I think you want:
    http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/www.ib...gecd/pentium4/ but can anyone else confirm? I don't use Gentoo...

    Anyway, good luck.
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    crap, i been downloading that for ages got past half way

    oh well, im downloading that and im pretty sure its right

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    no, not waht you want, you want live cd, that is how u install, boot form cd, then use the info on disk to install from a ftp
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    Yeh that link is the livecd with the stages on it so you have all you need.

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