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dante8105
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« on: July 25, 2007, 08:26:45 am »

Which version is easier to install on a older pc? with 8 gigs of hard disk space, a celeron 566 hrz processor, with a trident cyberblade Ai7 graphics card? thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 08:29:40 am »

Depends on how much ram you have.  My first response would be VL5.8 Standard.  SOHO has so much more to offer, but might not run well without 256 mb plus of ram.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 08:31:46 am »

Just saw this in another one of your posts.
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192 mb of ram with 8 gig hard drive
I'd definitely stay away from SOHO.
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dante8105
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 08:34:43 am »

i got 320 mb of ram
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dante8105
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 08:36:16 am »

lol yeah its 320 mb of ram, i keep that other beer in the friderator
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dante8105
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 08:42:40 am »

do you really need to boot a installed linux with a floppy? any other methods?
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 08:52:27 am »

No. You can install it from CD also.

For loading, you can use LILO or GRUB. To install them you should just actually install VL.
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dante8105
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 08:55:38 am »

which is the better method installing lilo to floppy, root, or mbr?
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 08:59:01 am »

MBR
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dante8105
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007, 09:02:08 am »

thanks man you have been alot of help with that md5 thing you showqed it it seems that my iso's were currpted i didnt get any errors this time thanks alot!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2007, 09:03:17 am »

Depends on your needs. mbr is fast and no hassels.  From a floppy will allow you to hide your linux install from other users.  Floppy is slower as is the nature of a floppy.  The mbr method is permanent.  It can always be altered if needed.  But if you decide to reinstall windows on another partition of that machine.  Windows will be ticked and wipe it clean so only Windows will load.  Your choice.  Mbr seems to be the most common.  One drawback of the floppy method is that it's very easy to reformat or rewrite your boot floppy accidentally since it's in the drive.  Don't ask me how I know this.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2007, 09:05:09 am »

its fine ill choose mbr i hate windows and microsoft, ill never go back id rather not have a pc if it meant i have to keep windows
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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2007, 09:26:02 am »

After reading your last post a while ago...  I just have to come back to it.

Please don't be offended as this is purely friendly advise.  If this just happens to be your first Linux, you really should consider keeping Windows until you are completely comfortable with Linux.  Whether it's on another partition, or another computer.  You need some sort of "lifeline" to the internet, and any information you can get to fix your Linux install if something goes wrong.  And it can.

So if you're going to wipe Windows off of that computer.  Please make sure you have a fall back.  Just in case.
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2007, 09:37:07 am »

Don't hate Windows. It's a nice system for gaming.
And always have a backup. Windows now is a backup for you. So don't wipe it from just an extremism.
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