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help a complete linux n00b choose

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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 :)
 

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#2
Originally posted by sboulema
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,
i like knoppix :p :cool:
 
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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
 

SPeedY_B

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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.
 
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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....
 

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