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Linux,PC question ,??????????
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Clod    Posted 09-20-2004 at 19:04:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just ordered this > Corel Linux 2nd Edition about 1 buck plus shipping is 2.49.from Edmunds Enterprises of America.I did it this way. Ill send a money order incase these folks are not legit.. OK.. I read this is EASY to load.Includes drivers.Will work on my old Compaq even with 24 MB memory and 166MHZ processor.( Think it can). OK..Question one. Some places I read this was install side by side with Windows.I dont want that.I want it alone. To avoid buying another WIN disk. Can you get me any info I do not know of on this? Can i load the Corel 2nd Ed and get online? I expect this is a disk eventhough that was not mentioned.I just want to do the old PC here.

Kerry    Posted 09-20-2004 at 20:13:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If it's a pretty old version of Linux, it might work, the newer ones will be a dog on that old of a machine. If you can find something like Red Hat 7.2 it might be better. Also, there will probably be some things that don't work. If you have a Winmodem (a software modem) they don't work with Linux, only Windows. If you have cable or some other network connection instead of dial-up, it will be easy to make it work.

Your computer may be too old to boot from the CD. In that case, you'll have to make a boot floppy using a program called rawrite that will be on the cd under a directory called something like dosutils. It writes the image file to the floppy, you put in the cd, then boot from the floppy.

You can just wipe all the old partitions when you do the install and Windows will be gone forever. I have a pretty big HD on this computer and have it set up to dual boot Red Hat 9 and Windows XP, depending on what mood I'm in!

Good luck, if you can get all the hardware to work it should be fine and you'll love it.


Clod    Posted 09-20-2004 at 20:42:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
that was A lot of good info. Kerry,Thanks!

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