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Originally Posted by howard hannon Since I am new to this linux, seemed only fitting to slap together an old bones pc to give it a whirl..... I do want ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by howard hannon
    Since I am new to this linux, seemed only fitting to slap together an old bones pc to give it a whirl..... I do want to do dual boot but later down the road.... Gonna get my feet wet first. I tried the ubuntu live cd I downloaded & burned to disk... Pretty cool. Only problem I had though was rebooting the system, there was no option for that.
    Did you look in the "System" menu in your toolbar?

    I went to the ubuntu web site but the links there came up no page etc... The link you gave me was acvtive.
    So you're saying this website (http://www.ubuntu.com/) doesn't work for you? That's odd. At least the link I sent you worked.
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    worked fine

    Na , the link you gave me worked fine. The ones I tried did not. Thanks.... I think the problems I had with shutting down was my error .... learning curve & all.... was running on live cd. I did explore all the options etc, must have missed it... thanks

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    linux xp 2006

    I had a chat with the distributor of the linux xp pro 2006 (the one in Texas) ... He knows about the 99 boot demo & asured me they fixed the problem & that there was an error in the making of the disks & guarantees it to be full & operational... Will have to wait to see. The distributor is huge & not just some guy that is selling knock offs.... funny, the guy selling in Canada now made his ratings private... Ebay must have gotten on him...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by howard hannon
    I had a chat with the distributor of the linux xp pro 2006 (the one in Texas) ... He knows about the 99 boot demo & asured me they fixed the problem & that there was an error in the making of the disks & guarantees it to be full & operational... Will have to wait to see.
    Yeah, maybe the OS keeps on working even when you've passed the 99 boots.
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    I must admit I'm lost about Linux xp 2006 thing!

    You can't beet a mainstream op-sys like Mandriva (2006 latest), Fedora Core (5 latest) or Suse (latest 10 i think).
    Any other is limiting your scope!
    Can you burn video DVDs! Can you run Eclipse! Could your obscure Linux distro support new hardware - e.g. TV Cards etc etc.
    By all means try these things out - its good way to learn to muck about;
    but I suggest to learn Linux choose a mainstream distro to start.
    Free as in beer! Means the 'licence is free - you get free updates and
    free access to source.
    A retailer is quite within his rights to charge you $mega whatever he likes for the CD, manual and Support.
    But the original source files MUST be free to access under the GPL licence, which must include the licence terms -copyrights etc.

    Install WindowsXP FIRST on a clean NTFS partition, leave at least
    10GB unformatted on your hard-drive for Linux (this is very much a minimum these days and I would suggest 30 -40GB to be more realistic, especially if you are going to download ISO's etc.
    When you have got a working WindowsXP, then install Linux distro of choice.
    Dual boot Ok either through Grub or LiLo.
    NEVER install Linux first then WindowsXP- as Windows will nuke your bootloader for sure.

    Rememeber DOS commands are like c>Copy or c>cOpy
    case-insensitive,
    however bash is like,
    [root$] cp not the same as [root$]CP.

    just thaught i'd mention that.
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