Re: Some advice needed!!!
From: ray (ray_at_zianet.com)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 16:22:37 -0600
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:33:53 +0000, Mr. Bob wrote:
> I would like to install Linux on my formally windows box. I have an 1800 AMD
> chip, 1/2 gig of memory, a read/write CD, a floppy drive, a brand new 40 gig
> hd and I would like them all to work. I am looking for something easy to
> load, easy to work with and not made by Microsoft. Can anyone offer some
> useful advice? Also, please include info as to where I can purchase your
> suggestions. P.S. I also use a cable internet connection and wish to
> continue using it. Thanks!!!
www.distrowatch.com will give you more information than you can use. I
suggest - download the knoppix live CD and burn to cd - make sure you
burn as and 'iso' image and boot it up first. This will
tell you whether or not all your hardware is supported. Knoppix will boot
and run from CD. If you want you can later install Knoppix to your hard
drive. You may be interested in Mandrake, SuSE, or a raft of other
distributions. It's usually cool to allow about 10gb per installation, so
you can probably put four of them on the new 40gb disk, if you're so
inclined. You'll also want to allow about a 1gb swap partition which can
be used by all of them.
You may also find useful stuff at www.yolinux.com and www.tldp.org.