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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2018, 09:40:32 AM »
So is there some install of Linux that can run from the CD/DVD while IN Windows?

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2018, 10:49:02 AM »
I'm at work, McG, and so will not be able to respond much until tonight. 

So is there some install of Linux that can run from the CD/DVD while IN Windows?
Not exactly.  You can run from a Live DVD which, unless you tell it to do so, will leave your hard disk (and Windows) alone.

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »
Ok thanks for that Sir Knight.  I do have a bootable DVD with a Linux that runs entirely from that disk.  I have used it a couple times to get files off those NAT drives I mentioned before.  Now I have an external I need to check cause I think it is a Linux system.    M$ really has no idea what a mess they've made of their own bed by being so snobby.  I hope to live long enough to see them pay for it.
IF I can get Linux to do the stuff I want to do I'd just switch to it.   But, I bet it won't run most of the stuff I want to do.  So, it will end up being just a toy, a learning thing.

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 11:10:32 AM »

think most of the new disros have a bootable version
some even boot of usb if u have a comp that can ! alas mine wont boot from usb


most windows proggys wont work well on Linux but some work with wine or if ur comp has plenty of ram u could try a sandbox to run a windows box but is a lot of messing about
is easy for me only windoze proggy I use is poser and that very rarely these days so migrating is not a major problem


but yes Linux requires a lot of command line stuff, for all the moans about windows it does try really hard to please EVERYONE not just the geeks


like u I wish I could go back to win 7 but it seems we cant
and I am finding so much now is "touchscreen" orientated!! drives me mad when mouse not work right cos its lookin for a finger swipe
just a simple copy an paste get to end of line all nice an highlighted let go mouse button its lost selection grrrrrrrrrrrr
or wont get all selection starts fine then u only get 1/2 the line so annoying


have fun MacG an as an mind game Linux is great for u, keeps u ALIVE I 'd sooner lose my legs then my mind

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2018, 02:54:49 AM »
Oh man careful on that wishing stuff!   Anything can happen!  And I'm working on the new DVD stuff.   Like to boot from.  Got to be DVD, the ISO files are 1.8 gigs minimum.  Mmm!

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2018, 02:56:16 AM »
USB.  Like, a thumb drive?  I must have some old 4 gig USB thumbs around here someplace to experiment with!

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2018, 05:29:57 AM »
McG the link I provided you originally was to live versions of Linux that can be run from DVD, USB, CD and so on. Reiterating my previous comment, try them all out till you find one you like. No changes to your Windoze system and you can chuck it if you don't like it.

Take one of those spare hard drives you were saying you have and put it into your Windoze box. When you find a flavour you like install to that extra drive and dual boot your system between Win and whatever.

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 11:26:13 PM »
I used to have Ubuntu 10 beside Windows before two years, but decided that I need one laptop only for it but still din't get one.

I remember that I installed Gnome shell and it worked so good and it was really nice to work with it. I am missing it a lot but started to work with android tablets and phones as cheaper variant.

Here is something about it, I remember that I could minimize my icons and do all sort of nice things https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/04/ubuntu-gnome
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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 03:45:40 AM »
McG the link I provided you originally was to live versions of Linux that can be run from DVD, USB, CD and so on. Reiterating my previous comment, try them all out till you find one you like. No changes to your Windoze system and you can chuck it if you don't like it.

Take one of those spare hard drives you were saying you have and put it into your Windoze box. When you find a flavour you like install to that extra drive and dual boot your system between Win and whatever.
Those links are where I got both versions of the Linux I downloaded .iso files for.   Mint v. 19 Cinnamon and Ubuntu v. 18.04.1  At 1.8 gigs and 1.9 gigs respectively.   These are .iso's to burn to bootable DVD's that my motherboards BIOS will respect.   This being an older Gigabyte GA EP45 DS3L (rev. 1.0) socket LG775 mobo, the thing offers BRAND NEW features usable then, abandoned in current issues.   Will be creating using NERO Burning ROM 9 on good ol DVD-R's.   Heh!   I plan to see this up and going during this, Thanksgiving Week!   It's a one man, two cat PARTY!   :yippee: :winks:

Whoa that was interesting.   SPARE hd's?  You'd be talking about the aged spotty spinners I have replaced.  Being as there are no spinner drives I have left I deem usable.  Fit for the bin.   Except for a pair of 80 gig IDE drives.  Might use those to resurrect an old A6 64 bit system, if if if if.   

Too many of those two letter words there to suit the foreseeable future.
 
So   One of the LIVE! builds it is!   IT's decided.    :yippee:

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Re: Linux Newbie
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2018, 04:49:46 AM »
Some systems (BIOS's, motherboards) can boot from USB disk drives.  Those can usually be made to think they're booting from a USB drive with a USB stick / thumb drive.  This will allow you to test the various versions without creating a pile of coasters, but is harrier (like  :wolvie: harrier) than just burning a DVD if you haven't done it.

 

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