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  1. CorruptCop

    CorruptCop Well-Known Member

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    im thinking about buying a new harddrive and installing linux on it.
    ive heard that its a bitch to install and stuff and that if you dont do it right your screwed..
    is that true?
    is it also worth it?
     
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    why can't you dual boot it with windows on the same drive?
    just make a new partition for it.
    yes linux is difficult to install and works with almost no usb modems.
    the rewards are great though, it's such an awesome operating system.
    and no you're not screwed, just reformat the partition if you do it wrong.
    and it depends on the distro (distribution) of linux.
    i prefer ubuntu, but knoppix you can run off a usb key so it's handy for a folding rig.
     
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    i ordered ubuntu 2 days ago should get here soon.
    i only have a 55gb hd so it would be a tight sweeze
     
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    it's not hard at all to install, ubunbtu is actually much easier to install than xp, as is any other modern distro, I recommend Ubuntu or SuSE
     
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    ok.
    i was thinking of buying a new computer soon i just need the money and ill use this as my linux box.
     
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    I was thinking of trying out linux...but i'm fine without it, I have XP at the moment
     
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    I would say its better to get a new HD. My friend tried the same thing as you and his HD messed up. It's better to be safe than sorry. Oh, and it's not easy to install. ubuntu is easy to install, or so I've heard.
     
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    try ubuntu linux, then google automatix and it does most of the difficult setup for you.
     
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    If you're installing linux for the first time, I would recommend SuSe Linux. It's the most easiest to install and perfect for beginners. I heard its GUI is easy as well. The whole system is easy is what I've heard.
     
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    Its a bitch to install I treid it and my screen was small... I couldnt conect to the internet via wireless... had no sound... it was horible =[

    I hear linux is good but from trying it I didnt like it... couldnt do much with it... prolly becuase it dosnt support .exe oh well =/

    Dont get fedora... its evil
     
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    ubuntu is so much easier than suse in install..
     
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    I googled Linux, and found this thing called Cooperative Linux < is that any good? It can run side by side Windows XP
     
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    A lot of linux distributions are no more hard to install than Windows. If you have a hard time installing Ubuntu/OpenSUSE then it's probably because you have a hardware issue (that or you don't know what you're doing).

    If you're worried about the install, then just stay away from gentoo or slackware based distributions and you should be okay.

    Oh and the fact that linux is harder than windows is just a myth. Linux is only as complicated as you want or need it to be. Remember that. :)
     
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    so can any other linux distribution..
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    how many years ago was this and why didn't you install the drivers?
     
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