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If you want to learn Linux tools/commands, I'd definitely recommend cygwin; mingw32 provides a fairly small set of *nix tools and they're mostly centered around programming/development, whereas cygwin lets you install a lot wider selection of more general-purpose software. It also comes with its own terminal emulator (way better than cmd.)
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If you want to learn Linux tools/commands, I'd definitely recommend cygwin; mingw32 provides a fairly small set of *nix tools and they're mostly centered around programming/development, whereas cygwin lets you install a lot wider selection of more general-purpose software. It also comes with its own terminal emulator (way better than cmd.)

we r right now learning very basic commands, like change directory, ls whoami, pwd su and others. Very simple stuff atm.

with this can I explore around my Windows HDD, but use Linux commands to do so

ehh it kinda worked... I'm still going to ahve to set up some kind of USB Boot I think. Might go with CD boot oh nope don't have a CD drive on this system USB it is
Edited by Mshenay - 1/16/14 at 6:32am
post #93 of 142
You could run a Linux vm on that easy enough. You wouldn't be able to use Visual Studio in Windows and run a Linux desktop in VMWare concurrently, but but an i3 would be powerful enough to virtualize and Linux will run on 2GB RAM easily (if you're just wanting to run a command line then you could install CentOS, Debian minimal or ArchLinux on as little as 512MB)
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You could run a Linux vm on that easy enough. You wouldn't be able to use Visual Studio in Windows and run a Linux desktop in VMWare concurrently, but but an i3 would be powerful enough to virtualize and Linux will run on 2GB RAM easily (if you're just wanting to run a command line then you could install CentOS, Debian minimal or ArchLinux on as little as 512MB)

Yea i;ve been told to use VmWare and run unbuntu or something simpler

although CentOS might be a good idea, I've barely got 2gbs free... this poor lap top needs some more ram... just not today >.>
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Yea i;ve been told to use VmWare and run unbuntu or something simpler

although CentOS might be a good idea, I've barely got 2gbs free... this poor lap top needs some more ram... just not today >.>
In that case avoid Ubuntu. Stick to either Debian (minimal install), CentOS (minimal install) or Arch.

All these will install a CLI only Linux which will give you the familiarity want on a standard distribution and on a low memory platform. You might even get away with installing these on only 256MB RAM.

Another opinion might be to buy a Raspberry Pi.
post #96 of 142
I'm kind of a virtualbox enthusiast. Goes back to 2008. Anyway if all you wanted to do was issue some basic bash commands there's a few javascript pc emulators running linux. Or maybe there's just the one (I thought there was a web-based version that had a network stack but I can't seem to find it). At least that way there wouldn't be any software to install and memory would be much less of a worry.

Back in...well I guess it was 2008...that was before I had switched to x64 windows so I couldn't use more than ~3.5 gigs if I wanted to...I would run OSes on that little memory all the time in virtualbox no problem. So if you did want to try virtualbox+minimal linux I think it is possible. My personal method would be to install the OS with a gig (or a generous amount anyway) of memory to the VM then reduce it to 512M for actual use. Maybe not be able to use anything else while it's installing but it shouldn't take very long.

Then you can setup virtualbox so you can SSH into the VM (SSH to localhost, if that makes sense). Advantage is if you're using an SSH client like PuTTY you can copy/paste stuff into and out of the term window. Great for taking notes and troubleshooting/saving some typing. My opinion best way to interface with the CLI while learning (again for note taking etc).
 
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I'm kind of a virtualbox enthusiast. Goes back to 2008. Anyway if all you wanted to do was issue some basic bash commands there's a few javascript pc emulators running linux. Or maybe there's just the one (I thought there was a web-based version that had a network stack but I can't seem to find it). At least that way there wouldn't be any software to install and memory would be much less of a worry.

Back in...well I guess it was 2008...that was before I had switched to x64 windows so I couldn't use more than ~3.5 gigs if I wanted to...I would run OSes on that little memory all the time in virtualbox no problem. So if you did want to try virtualbox+minimal linux I think it is possible. My personal method would be to install the OS with a gig (or a generous amount anyway) of memory to the VM then reduce it to 512M for actual use. Maybe not be able to use anything else while it's installing but it shouldn't take very long.

Then you can setup virtualbox so you can SSH into the VM (SSH to localhost, if that makes sense). Advantage is if you're using an SSH client like PuTTY you can copy/paste stuff into and out of the term window. Great for taking notes and troubleshooting/saving some typing. My opinion best way to interface with the CLI while learning (again for note taking etc).

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In that case avoid Ubuntu. Stick to either Debian (minimal install), CentOS (minimal install) or Arch.

All these will install a CLI only Linux which will give you the familiarity want on a standard distribution and on a low memory platform. You might even get away with installing these on only 256MB RAM.

Another opinion might be to buy a Raspberry Pi.

Yea I might try one of the smaller Linux Flavors, CentOS sticks out in my mind.
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I'm kind of a virtualbox enthusiast. Goes back to 2008. Anyway if all you wanted to do was issue some basic bash commands there's a few javascript pc emulators running linux. Or maybe there's just the one (I thought there was a web-based version that had a network stack but I can't seem to find it). At least that way there wouldn't be any software to install and memory would be much less of a worry.
That is just a proof of concept, it's really not intended nor practical for any real world use. I mean even just compiling a basic 'Hello World' C++ program takes gcc quite a few minutes.
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How can I make pacman check for packages in the multilib repo?

Edit:nvm


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How can I make pacman check for packages in the multilib repo?
It's always worth checking the arch docs before asking questions because Arch has some excellent docs:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/multilib
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