[lug] new install
chip at pupman.com
Mon Mar 5 14:25:13 MST 2007
I forgot to mention too that vmware allows you to mount an ISO image so
you could download the CD image and just boot the ubuntu installation off
the disk file. No need for a CD drive at all.
On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Brian Talley wrote:
> I would agree with Chip about Ubuntu. I'm not experienced in a
> massive amount of distros, but, so far, Ubuntu has been the most
> user-friendly. Also, given the amount of memory on your X30, you may
> want to check out Xubuntu (xubuntu.org).
> The VMWare idea is a good one, as well. When I was first
> experimenting with Linux, I obtained a second hard drive and used that
> until I was comfortable with dual-booting (or Linux only... or
> whatever you want). I can't comment on installing with your lack of
> internal CD-ROM, unfortunately. If you can't go either of these
> routes, at the least, I would recommend freeing up some hard drive
> space and going with a dual-boot configuration. That way, if you're
> Linux install gets botched, you can [hopefully] still have a working
> Some other resources that help me with my ThinkPad are:
> Have fun,
> On 3/5/07, Chip Atkinson <chip at pupman.com> wrote:
> > For distributions, I really like Ubuntu. It seems geared towards getting
> > users up and going pretty easily.
> > Have you considered trying linux under vmware first? It may be that your
> > machine isn't powerful enough to give a good first impression and others
> > can probably comment more on that, but if you are scared about not having
> > a way to back out, that may be one way to go. You can download a free
> > vmware server and install it on your windows machine adn then install
> > linux. If you mess up the install, you can keep trying without losing use
> > of the system while you try.
> > Chip
> > On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Bob Singleton wrote:
> > > I need help and advice.
> > > I want to make the leap from windows to Linux. I'm a little bit
> > > leary because I don't have an internal CD drive or floppy etc. I do
> > > have an external CD/DVD drive. Should I anticipate a problem when my
> > > old operating system is being deleted - will my computer be able to
> > > see the external drive? Also, someone recomend the best Linux system
> > > to install, Red Hat, or what? I'm coming into this cold turkey.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have an IBM Thinkpad X30
> > > processor is pentium III with 1.06 MHz
> > > Memory is 128 MB
> > > Storage is 20 GB
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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