help a complete linux n00b choose

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by sboulema, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    Im a complete linux n00b and i wanna checkout linux, but i havent got a clue at which distro is best to begin with. i already know knoppix, but iw ant a real hdd install linux. raed a bout slackware , but you need to have a floppy drive from which you can boot (for some mysterious reason i cant boot from floppy). also reda about the major distors like suse,mandrake,redhat, but from what i understand you need to downlaod 3 iso :S. i hope you guys can point me to a good distro to start my linux adventrue with :)
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i like knoppix :p :cool:
     
  3. sboulema

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    me 2, but i want a real hdd install linux. knoppix is just a boot-cd linux and you cant really install new apps or save your settings easy. hate the stupid settings floppy thing :p
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    lol fair enough.....i'm not sure which would be better.....
    mandrake/red hat?
     
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  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    all 3 i belive :D
     
  7. sboulema

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  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    lol

    *goes 2 read*
     
  9. thebear

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    you shoulda gone with RedHat or SuSE...they are the best installs for newbies...
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    first off..
    You dont need a floppy to boot slackware
    You dont need 3 cd's to install ANY linux.


    Your best bet is going to be redhat or mandrake, both of which you only need the first cd to actually get it installed and get to a desktop environment. cd's 2 and 3 are usually source packages and developer tools, there may be some packages you need on there, but they are never 100% essential to get a working linux system.
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Alot of people seem to want me to switch over to Debian, so I'll suggest that. :)
     
  12. sboulema

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    i downloaded mandrake so im gonna try that first, but i cant do anything with it cause of my problem with my partitions as posted in my other thread. I hope someone can fix it, cause else i cant test linux :(
    something is messed up in my partition tabel cause fdisk reads my 2nd partition as 5gb and its 69gb really. but i cant format cause theres to much data one it :( so i hope this can be fized without format or fdisk....