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    Linux magazine? I am just finding out that there is a linux magazine this weekend but did not know they have cds in them. A grocery store I went to did not have any so I will go a regular book store to see if I can find one. Thanks a million.

    As for the cd burner, the problem is my computer is messed up to even get the internet. That is why I am looking for a linux system instead of another costly windows. Ooops I think windows is a bad word here.

    Thanks

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    I don't know where you're situated, but here in France there are LOADS of Linux magazines, most of them complete with a CD or DVD. You might try looking in the train station, or some other such place where people need to wait around.

    As for the cd burner, the problem is my computer is messed up to even get the internet.
    If you have a CD burner, you should be able to use that Knoppix cd of yours to go on the net and burn a Linux CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newone View Post
    Linux magazine? I am just finding out that there is a linux magazine this weekend but did not know they have cds in them. A grocery store I went to did not have any so I will go a regular book store to see if I can find one. Thanks a million.
    A proper book store with a magazine counter should have several. Linux Magazine, Linux User & Developer and Linux Format are just the ones that I can think of off the top of my head. Some come with CDs/DVDs, some don't.
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    I subscribe to Linux Format. Every month they issue a DVD which has several distros.

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    There's your solution then. I've just realised I said something stupid: you won't be able to download a Linux iso with Knoppix. Sorry!
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    I've run into the problems you describe, and they are due to the system clock being way off. Really old dates confuse GNOME settings daemon, or something like that. The quick and dirty fix is to go into the BIOS and fix the date. It's probably something like 1949 right now.

    This was a problem I ran into while installing Ubuntu on an old laptop with 128megs of ram, as well as an old junked PC. It is absolutely possible to run Ubuntu's liveCD and install on a machine with only 128megs of RAM. However, this computer already had a swap partition...I'm not so confident the liveCD would run successfully without that swap partition.

    (I'm talking about the default Ubuntu with full GNOME, not the more lightweight Xubuntu.)
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    More food for thought. I found www.linux-promagazine.com/trial for a 3 issue subscription of 9.95. The one year is 99.95 with dvds.

    Not too familiar with the BIOS. I already checked out 3 or 4 library books about linux programs plus looking at all kinds of websites in how to install slackware, ubuntu, suse etc.

    Will look into the BIOS tonight and see what I can find. Thanks a million

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    The BIOS is not something specific to Linux. It's a feature of PC hardware. When you first turn on a PC, it loads up an extremely minimal "operating system" of sorts to get the hardware up and running in a minimal fashion. It's the thing that does the initial RAM test and tries to boot from a drive.

    During this initial RAM test, you typically have the option to press some particular key (maybe <del> or maybe some other key) in order to get into the BIOS settings. Here, you can change the system clock.
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    I was able to find the BIOS and wrote down all the information. I am looking into the system clock and read that you can get updates off the internet.

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