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installing linux 21 replies

Stargazer_doma said on: 2007-08-15 02:23 pm
4140 Days, 20 Hrs, 1 Min, 8 Sec ago
laptop : acer aspire 3690
OS : vista (ze biatch)
want to install: ubuntu
problem : cant do shiat

i tried burning the image file onto a CD and it wont do a thing, and i dont want dual boot all the forums talk about dual boot, i want to get rid of vista... completely.

any ideas?
Alex said on: 2007-08-15 03:09 pm
4140 Days, 19 Hrs, 15 Min, 9 Sec ago
I'll come to your house tomorrow lol :P
Stargazer_doma said on: 2007-08-15 03:20 pm
4140 Days, 19 Hrs, 4 Min, 24 Sec ago
lol merci, mais jai lu sur internet que ca se pourrait que mon disque dur soye tatouer.

et jai VRAIMENT f*cking pas le gout davoir a flasher mon disque dur
Alex said on: 2007-08-15 04:04 pm
4140 Days, 18 Hrs, 20 Min, 42 Sec ago
mmm je me renseignerai la dessus ce soir et on verra cela demain.
T3rran said on: 2007-08-15 06:55 pm
4140 Days, 15 Hrs, 29 Min, 42 Sec ago
Check if your PC is compatible and then just follow a tutorial. There are plenty for Ubuntu.
ChaoticLaw said on: 2007-08-15 10:08 pm
4140 Days, 12 Hrs, 16 Min, 45 Sec ago
I love Ubuntu. It has been very good to me.
Dondon said on: 2007-08-15 11:03 pm
4140 Days, 11 Hrs, 21 Min, 26 Sec ago
Go into your BIOS and set your optical drive as the first boot device.

And make sure you don't have an ATI card lol.

Use fdisk from the installer's command line to partition your drive; it's so easy.
ChaoticLaw said on: 2007-08-16 08:19 am
4140 Days, 2 Hrs, 5 Min, 10 Sec ago
Alex said on: 2007-08-16 11:25 am
4139 Days, 22 Hrs, 59 Min, 39 Sec ago
Done, installed!

It took 5 minutes to install it =)

Stupid lappotop! Stupid linksys!
T3rran said on: 2007-08-16 12:05 pm
4139 Days, 22 Hrs, 19 Min, 34 Sec ago
I have a lynksis router too :P
Alex said on: 2007-08-16 03:21 pm
4139 Days, 19 Hrs, 3 Min, 34 Sec ago

Just installed it on my laptop. It took me 10 minutes, everything is working well!

Dam Vista system and Linksys routeur =P
Cllander said on: 2007-08-16 05:11 pm
4139 Days, 17 Hrs, 13 Min, 44 Sec ago
I've found OpenSUSE better than Ubuntu.
Alex said on: 2007-08-16 05:31 pm
4139 Days, 16 Hrs, 53 Min, 51 Sec ago
Ubuntu is way more user friendly the SUSE, and it depends of what you wanna do with it.

For my server (ftp/http) and my future firewall and home made routeur, I'm using Red Hat, which I woudn't use for a replacement of windows (beurk)
Stargazer_doma said on: 2007-08-16 06:14 pm
4139 Days, 16 Hrs, 10 Min, 38 Sec ago
shin it took me 10 minutes and the wifi was working... insanely well :P

found out my CD was actually not burnt well...
Cllander said on: 2007-08-16 06:22 pm
4139 Days, 16 Hrs, 2 Min, 12 Sec ago
Maybe it has something to do with me installing it in Virtual PC. Ubuntu was really difficult getting it to recognize the network. I installed OpenSUSE and it configured the network automatically.
ChaoticLaw said on: 2007-08-16 06:49 pm
4139 Days, 15 Hrs, 35 Min, 48 Sec ago
I used openSUSE for a while, but I think Ubuntu was much easier to set up and get everything running nicely. I wish I had installed the server edition instead of the desktop edition because I can't do any of my LAMP stuff right now. =/
MethodMan said on: 2007-08-16 06:55 pm
4139 Days, 15 Hrs, 29 Min, 8 Sec ago
You can't do any of your LAMP stuff? Are you working by CANDLELIGHT?
Alex said on: 2007-08-16 07:46 pm
4139 Days, 14 Hrs, 38 Min, 54 Sec ago
Doma, I installed it for you, remember that part XD

While you were getting rapped by some evil in Devil May Cry 3 !
Dondon said on: 2007-08-16 10:33 pm
4139 Days, 11 Hrs, 50 Min, 57 Sec ago
Since when was the purpose of Linux to be user friendly? Go install Gentoo or something and stop using GUIs!:P
Mdevilz said on: 2007-08-18 05:35 am
4138 Days, 4 Hrs, 49 Min, 10 Sec ago

Can use this little guide ... edit for fiesty

or use this command

sudo tasksel install lamp-server

and it will install your lamp-server in all its glory (i figure) ... I just installed all the packages/modules I want by hand :)


[Added at 08/18/2007 07:36:11 by Mdevilz]

Good link :) better then other one
Jeany said on: 2007-08-19 10:03 am
4137 Days, 21 Minutes, 27 Seconds ago
For a a desktop machine I geuss Ubuntu is ok. The main reason to use ubuntu over Suse is that it used Debian's package manager so you can apt-get anything :). Also Novell isn't respecting the GPL like it should considering it's basing it's OS on code under the GPL.

I would not choose unbuntu mostly because it's based of the unstable branch of debian and I much rather stay with the STABLE branch. So I just install the latest STABLE version of debian whenever I install linux. But it's rare I ever have to install linux for anything else then the configuration of servers.

For UIs I stick to windows just because X is still kind of soso compared to explorer.
Dondon said on: 2007-08-20 10:41 pm
4135 Days, 11 Hrs, 43 Min, 53 Sec ago
Only noobs use OS'es.