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  1. #16
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    OK,

    Given that I now have the 4 CD iso files on my hard drive, I guess I should now burn each of those as 'images' on the 4 CDs.

    But where do all those 'heaps of files' you noted earlier come in to play?

    Joe

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    If you burn the CDs properly, you'll see them on the finished discs.
    Safe computing is a habit, not a toolkit.

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    My only access to writing a CD is thru the 'write' capability available in my notebook's XP operating system. Is there an option in XP's write feature that allows me to create CD image files?

    Thanks,

    Joe

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    Nope. (It's about the only burning app that doesn't).

    There are a couple of free options that will do the job, CDBurnerXP and DeepBurner.
    Safe computing is a habit, not a toolkit.

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    I got 1 match

    "Mandriva"

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    The test came up with Suse for me.

    I have an old dell Inspiron laptop, 7500, Pentium III, 450mhz, with a 4.2GB HD, running windows 2000.

    I only want to use the laptop for web browsing & maybe basic office type apps (Open Office), is the spec sufficient for this????



    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilf
    The test came up with Suse for me.

    I have an old dell Inspiron laptop, 7500, Pentium III, 450mhz, with a 4.2GB HD, running windows 2000.

    I only want to use the laptop for web browsing & maybe basic office type apps (Open Office), is the spec sufficient for this????



    Many thanks
    It won't be the fastest thing around, but it should be capable of running Suse. I have an old Pavilion 4435 with a 400MHz Celeron and 3.? GB hard drive that has run Suse, Ubuntu, and an old Mandrake (now Mandriva) distro just fine.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Am about to download the software from

    http://software.opensuse.org/

    but noticed that the file is 4.1GB.....when I install it on my old Dell will I have enough space??? (HDD is c. 4.2GB)


    Wilf

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    Give it a try and see, you've got nothing to lose. If you're given more than one installation option, use the one that lets Suse automatically partition the hard drive and see what happens. (4.1GB is bigger than I remember.)

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    The DVD Will have all software available but if you do a selective installation and remove many of the packages you don't use, you should get OpenSuse10.x to use up about 2GB max. It will fit on that machine but does the machine even have a DVD-Rom drive? Do you have a DvD Burner?

    Go for the CD install instead.
    Base CDs (choose one)
    CD-KDE (695 MB)
    or
    CD-GNOME (665 MB)
    Plus
    Add-On CD (optional)
    Non-Open Source Software (476 MB)
    smurfy
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    Methinks that the original link needs to be updated...
    Cheers.

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    just now i installed linux. UI is very good. Need to start learning on linux. Link gives more insight on linux. Thanks for the link

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    Welcome to Vdr my friend

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