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#1036
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 23, 2011, 10:56:50 PM
Thanks again Mark,
I did as instructed in your tutorial and havePeppermintOS running from the pendrive  ;D
If I put the pendrive in before switching the computer on, when I switch the computer on it boots to PeppermintOS.
If I leave off the pendrive it boots to windross.
I think I will leave any further experiments until after the festive period, but I like what I see so far.
Thanks again, you have good karma.

take care
Don W
#1037
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 23, 2011, 05:13:44 PM
Thanks Mark (again)
I will check that topic now

take care
Don W
#1038
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 23, 2011, 04:53:28 PM
Hi Mark,
I downloaded PeppermintOS to pendrive using that version of USB installer.
I now have this on the pendrive


What do I do next ?
don w
#1039
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 22, 2011, 11:47:13 PM
Thanks Mark,
I have printed out this discussion and will return tomorrow after I have a PeppermintOS up and running  :)

take care
Don W
#1040
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 22, 2011, 11:07:37 PM
Hi That is what the desktop looked like.
Same background and icons down the left hand side.
I downloaded 11.04 to the pendrive and when it had been installed I ran Ubuntu.
It asked if I wanted to upgrade to 11.1 and I said yes, this took approximately 1 1/2 hours and I was left with the slowest system ever.
I have wiped the installation and am ready to take on PeppermintOS.
I will use the same Universal USB Installer to put the iso on the pendrive and install alongside Windross .
My graphics card is NVIDIA Ge Force FX5200, don't know how much memory is on it.

don w
#1041
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 22, 2011, 10:35:41 PM
Is that the Mint distro ?

Don
Where can I get PeppermintOS ?
#1042
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 22, 2011, 10:28:00 PM
Hi,
Thanks for that. I was rather dumb not checking the graphic card on this machine.
I will remove UBUNTU and install PeppermintOS

thanks
Don W
#1043
General Discussion / Re: linux install
December 22, 2011, 05:20:15 PM
Thanks for the quick replies chaps.
I have downloaded UBUNTU 11.04 as shown in the getting started by loading a pen drive.
I have loaded alongside Windross and it runs very slowly. >:(
It asked if I wanted to upgrade to Ver. 11.1 and I foolishly said yes and wasted the afternoon waiting on it loading and cleaning out files etc,
My new problem is
1 Should I clear the Pendrive and download 11.1 ?
Delete the installation I have running and install 11.1 from the pen
2 Clear the hard drive and install only Linux (I am leaning toward this option)

When the system started it said I couldn't run whatever it was that was installed and would need to use a lower version (or something)
My system is
MS Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3
AMD Sempron Processor 3000+ 1.8Ghz 512 Mb RAM
thanks
Don W
#1044
General Discussion / linux install
December 21, 2011, 11:19:24 PM
Hi,
I had a look at Linux many moons ago and I am sure there are distros of Red Hat, Mandrake etc. in the loft.  :o
I know there is a SUSE, as I purchased it complete with manual etc. from Waterstones.
1. I have a spare computer now and was wondering if I should set it up with one of theses distros, or should I download the latest all singing all dancing model ?
2. Should I share with XP or clean the hard drive and use only Linux.

Please be gentle with this aged newbie.

take care
Don W