General :: Old Pc Linux Distro

Mar 29, 2010

as beginner learner low fat linux with you know many distro their for old pc i do have 128mb ram,500mhz p3 20gb hdd ibm t21 thinkpad labtop. which distro i should try that full fill bluetooth, wireless, internet,network and good gui interface.ubuntu centos demand 256mb and slow on move.

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General :: Best Distro For Teaching Yourself Linux?

Feb 4, 2010

Another profoundly metaphysical conundrum comes to mind..If you had to recommend a stable yet fairly 'bare bones' distro to an intermediate computer user so that he/she could take it and build upon, add to, enhance and what-have-you to something lean and customised AND during the creation of which the process would be highly instructive yet not prove insurmountably time-consuming and frustrating, which distro would you suggest? I'm thinking in terms of something like a very much dumbed-down version of Linux from Scratch, perhaps.What would make for the best auto-didactic Linux distro for a non-supernerd to mess around with?

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General :: Which Minimalistic Linux Distro?

Sep 23, 2010

I have this project going where I want to have a ton of tiny Virtual Machines running in a simulated network on a single host computer. The various virtual machines will serve a broad variety of purposes, but they will all be very small virtual machines (low-memory, no X11) and will usually only have one or two additional applications installed on each of them aside from the base system.

So, what I want is a super-lightweight Linux distro that provides only a simple base system (no package management needed, or even compiling tools) which I can clone and modify slightly for each machine's purpose.ttylinux seemed like a promising option. The downside I found, though, is that the ttylinux install uses ext2, so every time a system shuts down improperly, I end up losing 10+ files to lost+found.

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Sep 25, 2010

I am trying to start using linux, and am new, so sorry if this is dumb. I started out trying Ubuntu, but that didn't work. After that I had tried Mint, and had several problems besides the Network Connector. Now I'm trying Fedora, but if that doesn't work is there a different Linux distro that will work?

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General :: What Is Smaller Distro Than Linux Mint Julia 10 For Netbook

May 19, 2011

I recently installed Linux Mint Julia 10 on my netbook and it is issues from USB install.My question is what is a smaller distro I can use for netbook...and will it install as easy as Mint 10.I only use netbook for emails and web searches for information..I have no harware issues ..except for my lack of knowledge of Linux.

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General :: Want To Make Linux Distro Occupy Previous Window OS Space

Jan 30, 2011

When I first started with Fedora I tried a dual boot situation to see if Fedora 13 was going to meet my needs. After being totally satisfied I deleted Windows from my computer. How can I get Fedora to also occupy all the disk space Windows once occupied? I have a 15 GB USB drive to work with if needed.

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Software :: Ideal Linux Distro For Intel Dot Station PC

Aug 1, 2010

My cousin has a Intel dot station PC, with 128 mb RAM and 4 GB Hdd. He wants to discard it, but I think he can use Linux and make best use of the machine. Am i right ? XP is now running fine on it. But I don't think it can last long. Can someone suggest an excellent Linux distro that can do the internet, open office apps with this capacity. And is SLAX good enough ? I have tried DSL, puppy linux, mepis, lupu, peppermint etc. but NONE of them installed properly.

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Debian Hardware :: How To Copy Linux Distro To A New Hard Disk

Jun 28, 2010

I've bought a 500GB Seagate hdd.the Current hdd carrying Debian has started showing troubles(and will have to RMA it).Can I Copy Debian to a New Ext4 Partition on the New hardddisk?What is the recommended way to mirror copy(everything)?I've last rescued this way some 4 years back using "dd".

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General :: Distro - Nominate A Disastrous Distro From Past Or Present

Jan 9, 2010

nominate a disastrous distro from past or present that was simply AWFUL and what exactly was so bad about it?

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General :: Moving From Paid Linux To Unpaid Linux CenOS - Red Hat (KVM Virtualization)

Dec 21, 2009

if anyone of you have shifted using Paid Red Hat Linux with CentOS, and what are your experiences of moving from Paid Linux to Unpaid Linux CenOS. When do you suggest a person use Paid Linux and when to use Unpaid Linux?

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General :: Verifying Qlogic FC HBA Adapter In Linux ( SUSE Linux)

May 5, 2010

i would just like to verify that the command

lspci would show the FC adapter installed

is there any other command that i can use to verify the FC adapter is being installed

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General :: Migration Of C++ Application From SuSE Linux To Red Hat Linux

Feb 12, 2010

I want to Migrate my C++ Application from SuSE Linux to Red Hat Linux.What impact analysis i should do?

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General :: How To Share A Folder From Linux To Linux

Mar 17, 2010

how to share a folder from linux to linux systems and setting password to open that folder

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General :: Best LXDE Based Distro/distro That Supports LXDE?

Dec 15, 2010

Lubuntu is nice - but it seems the LXDE version is not as up to date as Fedora LXDE Spin or even Debian squeeze with LXDE installed. I do like Chromium on Lubuntu though... its faster and a nice touch. I am looking for a lightweight 64-bit distribution for my main laptop (it is by no means "old" or "low spec" but I like that Lubuntu starts up in like 2 secs).

LXDE version seems not to be recent (esp in 10.04 version which seems to work more stably for me - with Nvidia drivers etc)64 bit install is currently a pain - requires first install of minimal CD or alternate CD both of which required wired Ethernet, then install of lubuntu from PPA. Native 64-bit support would be nice. Linux Mint LXDE, for example, is also only 32-bit.

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Networking :: Why Doesn't Distro 9.0 Setup Work For 13.1 Distro?

Sep 6, 2010

I have a linux box set up as a multi-purpose server for my home with three Windows client PC's. The linux box is based on a slightly modified Slackware 9.0 distribution using Linux 2.4.20 and an unfortinately old, slow AMD processor with a miserable 512Kb RAM. The linux box serves the CIFS file system to the Windows boxes, runs the SQUID HTTP proxy, the Apache web server, a print server, does masquerading, mail serving and a very effective firewall using iptables.

This system, although slow, has run perfectly for several years.Let me say that again - This system works perfectly.I had decided that now is the time to upgrade the hardware, so I bought a Gigabyte LGA775 motherboard which has two 1Gb network interfaces on it, an ASUS 256Mb PCI-E display card, 2Gb of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core2-Quad processor and a bunch of 500Gb SATA drives to set up a RAID5 array (but I intend that the system boot off one of several 40Gb PATA drives I have).I set up the processor, motherboard, display card, RAM, a SATA DVD Drive and a 40Gb PATA hard disk in a "breadboard" layout and installed distro 13.1, being careful to set up the static IP for the local network, dhcpcd to get an IP address from the cable modem (my internet connection) and to enable ip_forward in the network configuration.

Then I installed a script invoked by /etc/rc.d/rc.local which installed all the SAME iptables rules as my old Linux box. There was one minor glitch when I had to change 8 occurrences of "-d ! $LOCAL_NET to" "! --destination $LOCAL_NET" but that was no problem. I also set up /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts , the BIND server files etc. etc. exactly as in the old box.

I am able to ping (this is at the heart of Australia's internet hub network - if it's down the whole bloody thing is down) and have the system find the correct IP from the designated nameservers and contact that server with a return trip time of 35ms. I am able to run a telnet session from one of the Windows boxes and edit files on the Linux server. So both network interfaces work and I've got them the right way around.I am able to run FTP on one of the Windows boxes and connect through to, although it seems to hang when I try a DIR (but then so does the old linux system).

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Fedora :: Insert Unlock Code In Linux Using Any Linux Tool?

Apr 16, 2010

I have learnt that the network locked huawei modems may be unlocked to use any sim card bu getting a special unlock code and it should ask for it when a "foreign" SIM card is inserted. This procedure works well in Windows, but in Linux where I use wvdial, I dont get prompted for this unlock code. Does anyone know how to insert the unlock code in Linux using any Linux tool (GAMMU/GNOKII/Minicom etc)?

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Networking :: Unable To Ssh Linux Box From Other Linux Boxes

Mar 12, 2010

I am unable to ssh a Linux box from other Linux boxes; also tried to window putty.Although I am getting the password prompt instantaneously.So far, by comparing logs of other server, I am just able figure out that "debug2: callback start" is not coming in ssh -vvv logs.

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General :: How To Add A Distro

Jul 14, 2010

I have Windows and Pclinuxos on my machine. I get the option of selecting either when I boot up. I now want to add Mandriva One, giving me three choices. I've created a new partition for Mandriva and the table now looks like this:


I have tried installing a third OS (Windows + 2 distros) in the past but still only got two choices - Windows and the last installed distro. The first distro was still in the machine but not showing on the boot up screen. I've tried to read up about chainloading but don't really understand it.

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General :: How To Know All App Of A Distro

Feb 28, 2011

How can I know all the tools and app that comes with a distro, for example Debian 6 ?I can see that linux distros have a lot a small , medium apps (natives like cat, join, paste, etc; and 3rd party like iwconfig, etc=)So , how can I know what i have with a linux distro ?

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General :: Possible To Use Linux As OS On PC?

Apr 4, 2011

I am working on a friend's computer for which he "lost" the operating system. This friend has very little extra money right now, so my classmate suggested I try loading Linux on my friend's PC.I am wondering if it will work. The PC is a Compaq Presario SR5610F with an AMD processor. I have been told that Linux doesn't care much for AMD.Does anybody know if it will be possible to use Linux as an OS on this PC?I'm looking for a cheap(er) alternative than Windows. Friend is balking at Windows 7. The machine had Vista loaded in it when purchased, then the son loaded XP on it, without removing Vista. They have been having issues with crashing for some time now. The recovery disks are supposed to have XP on them, but I don't think that is so, and when I tried running those disks, the computer balked. I finally worked around and got XP to install, using a disk from an old computer, but the code would not work, and nobody could remember the computer's password and user name.I want to start fresh with this machine, and install a basic, working OS. Am leary about XP on eBay or some such, but they really don't have the funds to purchase anything over $100.00.

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General :: Need New Distro Installable From USB?

Oct 28, 2010

I would like a new linux distro. I've been using ubuntu for like 2 years or more and I'm just done with it. Some things that I want out of the new distro are:
Since I like learning, I want the distro to NOT be so user-friendly. I want a challenge. Just anything new to learn would be amazing. I need wireless support out of the box though, since that's the only source of internet I have around here.. I need it to be installable from usb, since i'm using a netbook without a cd drive.

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General :: Can't Decide On A New Distro?

May 9, 2010

I've had Ubuntu (8.10) on my netbook in the past and I really liked it. I'm currently running Fedora and feeling like I should "change it up" again. I've played around with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid a little, and so far I'm very impressed. I've always wanted to try Arch, but I'm worried I won't have the driver support I need for all the non-standard hardware in a netbook.

Does anybody have a suggestion for a new distro to try? I'm preferably looking for something feature-rich over light-weight, and something that I can have up and running with a minimum of configuration (at least partially working).

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General :: Which Distro To Run On A Slow SSD?

Aug 7, 2010

I bought an Eee PC 1000, the Linux SSD model, a couple years ago. I ended up putting Easy Peasy (then called Ubuntu Eee) onto it, only to be dissatisfied with the speed. Then I put Windows XP on it, and with a LOT of tweaking it ran sort of okay. Now I pulled it out and dusted it off but I want it to run Linux.

It has the Intel Atom 1.6ghz processor and 2gb of RAM (I upgraded it) so there's no lack of power there, but the SSD is extremely slow; it has a small write buffer, but when you do anything slightly significant you can feel the system stutter every second or two as the SSD halts everything while it dumps its full cache to disk. I'm talking serious stutters, and the cache isn't very big; to get Firefox to not stutter I had to move all caching into RAM and disable history (even just writing the history log to disk froze the system with every webpage).

Anyway, I hope I've given you a decent idea of just how slow this SSD is. With that said, is there a Linux distro that is optimized for an extremely slow hard drive but decent powered system? I'm not looking for something underpowered because the processor and RAM are plenty powerful, I just want something that perhaps is optimized for not writing to disk often.

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General :: KDE Distro With ATI Support ?

Feb 6, 2010

I didn't know where to post this, but I hope I get an answer. I'm not new to Linux, but I'm not a super user either. I've been distro hopping for years, until I found Mandriva 2010. I love it, but whenever I install the ATI drivers I get a Kwin has crashed error every time I start up. So I tried openSuse 11.2, it's a pleasant distro implements KDE well, but I got the same results with openSuse.

My question to you guys is, what current KDE distro has the best support for ATI cards? Or is there a way to get either KDE or openSuse working correctly? I've tried everything I found in other forums to no avail.

My specs:
XFX HD Radeon 4770
AMD Athlon II X4 625
2 GB of Ram

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General :: Different Distro On A Server?

Apr 6, 2010

My question is, is it okay (for example) if i have an Ubuntu desktop and i will connect it to a Red Hat PC Server. Will it do? or should i have to have a same distro for both Desktop and Server.

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General :: Which Distro Is Best Coded

Apr 9, 2010

I have used Linux since 2007. I have find chance to try Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Arch.

Question is Which distro is best coded?

I believeall distros can have same functions and Many distros is good for me. I dont have any problem with any of above distos. So which is best according to their base code system

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General :: Looking For Distro For Best Documentation?

Apr 14, 2010

I am looking for a distro that have good quality -not quantity- documantation. that is, It should be right, clear and even newbie can apply them.

Which distro is suit for it?

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General :: RDP Only Distro, For Legacy PC's?

Apr 16, 2010

Where, I'm looking for a Linux Micro-distro which let me do certain thingsWhat I want?I want a linux distro which I CAN install on old PC, Pentium 2/Pentium 3 PC, from 600mhz to 900mhz and from 128MB Ram to 250MBWhat I want that this distro does?Well, I want a distro that I can configure DHCP so automatically get the assigned IP/DNS info.his distro should boot directly to an RDP (Remote Desktop protocol) Client, just that. Automatically should connect to a predefined server which will ask for the user credentials, this windows shouldn't be closeable or if can be close automatically should re-open until the user enter his/her credentials.The distro should have a file or a way in which an administrator can choose/change the server to which the user will connect.

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General :: How To Copy Distro To CD

Jun 19, 2010

I have an ISO copy of back track but it wont burn to DVD (using infrarecorder)

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General :: Best Way To Test A Distro?

Jun 25, 2010

What is the best way to test a distro? As a newbie, I am trying out several different distro's. I run them from a live CD and see if they are easy for me to set up my wireless, can be configured to multiple monitors, corectly recognize my hardware. I then connect to the internte and see if it plays videos or needs codecs downloaded, then connect to the reository and download any needed codecs, or pick a random program and see how easy it is to download and install.

Is this a reasonable way to check out a distro, or should I be looking at something else? Keep in mind, I am a newbie who is a user, not a hacker, and know nothing of the commandline yet.

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