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> Linux N00b, Need some help....
post Oct 30 2004, 11:02 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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So i wanted to put linux on one of my computers to try it out, so i downloaded redhat 9.0, one thing i was confused about was that there was install disk 1, 2, and 3, whats that all about?? Anyways, i downloaded number 1, burned the iso file to a cd using "burn image," then i tryed to boot it into my other computer and it says my system disk is invalid or something like that, so here are my questions.

1. Why didnt it work?
2. Why is there more than 1 install disk when you go to download the iso files.
3. What would be a good linux for an older computer?

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post Oct 31 2004, 06:26 AM
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Its GNU/

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There is more than one disk because there are more programs to install than will fit on one CD. You need at least CD-1 and CD-2 ... and probably CD-3 to install redhat.

If you use Burn Image, the CD should be bootable....if you just dragged and dropped the file onto to disc, it won't work.

If you have a windows machine, open the CD in explorer ... if it has only 1 large ISO file, then try Burn as an Image ... see these:

How To Burn ISOs
How to verify ISO images
Personally, if you just want to try Linux, download a bootable Live CD. There are many ... but I would recommend one of these:

Ubuntu (http OR bittorrent)

Knoppix (http (USA) or http (UK))

If you like the functionality of these systems, then I would recommend downloading the Ubuntu install CD.

Johnny Hughes
Enterprise Alternatives: CentOS, WhiteBoxEL
Favorite Workstation Distros (in order): CentOS, Gentoo, Debian Sarge, Ubuntu, Mandrake, FedoraCore, Slackware, SUSE
Favorite Server Distros (in order): CentOS, WhiteBoxEL, Debian Sarge, Slackware, Mandrake, FedoraCore, Gentoo, SUSE
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