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I don't necessarily need 2000, I just wanted to keep it because I have a decent amount of music on my drive and I use this laptop to surf the net and download music on. I'm not entirely sure that I'll be able to pick up Ubuntu that fast (since I'm new) and be able to start doing the same things, but using Ubuntu to do them. I'm not even sure what programs I'll be able to use anymore... Can you even install things like BearShare or Steam or Winamp with Linux distros?

See...I'm just clueless as to if I'll need to fall back onto an OS that I know well.
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You can install limewire and azureus and bittorrent. You can also use things like automatix and easyubuntu which will install the correct codecs and apps to play all your music. You can do most thru linux that you can do on winblows. I listen to my music thru rythmbox at the moment and there are options to sync an ipod even. It just takes a little patience and google.

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Oh, alright thanks.

Well, for now I think I'll just partition my drive to keep 2000 at least ready to be used while I play around with Ubuntu. I'll just install all of my programs and keep all of my files centralized on my USB Drive so I can keep the Windows files to a minimum and give Ubuntu as much space as possible. Thanks for your help Pink.

Oh btw, Ubuntu doesn't force you to format the entire HDD right? Just the partition it's specified to use...?
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It will show patitions, but I suggest you install winblows first, then isntall ubuntu. Like I said make your ubuntu partition a raw area so it has no format to it or ubuntu will just see the whole thing. Also dont install all your programs in 2000 until ubuntu is successfully installed.

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Can I recommend Xubuntu if you decide to try the *buntu distros. While CPU speed is not that critical on Linux systems, some distros have rather big memory footprints (not as bad as Windows, but still). I'm willing to bet that the laptop you are planning to use only has 256MB of RAM which will hinder you a bit.
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Can I recommend Xubuntu if you decide to try the *buntu distros. While CPU speed is not that critical on Linux systems, some distros have rather big memory footprints (not as bad as Windows, but still). I'm willing to bet that the laptop you are planning to use only has 256MB of RAM which will hinder you a bit.
Yes I only have 256mb of RAM on that laptop. Will xubuntu result in less slowdown overall?
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suse should let you boot from usb if the bios on suck an old laptop will allow it. If not just create a boot floppy or cd to load the kernel modules for sda devices. I have just created you a custom boot disk that will enable you to boot sda2 aslong as that is yor root device. ***Tested with Suse 10.1, SLED 10 and FC5. Filesystem must be Reiser FS even if its FC5
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Oh yer Link...... Here ya go sorry about the slowness
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Oh yer Link...... Here ya go sorry about the slowness
Thanks! So would I have to write this ISO and the Ubuntu Desktop ISO to the same CD in order for this to be a USB Bootable disk?
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Quote:
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Yes I only have 256mb of RAM on that laptop. Will xubuntu result in less slowdown overall?
I found an old CPi Dell notebook (366MHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD) and Xubuntu runs like a dream. Kubuntu and Ubuntu are able to run fairly well, but you do notice slowdows compared to Xubuntu. All in all, it has been an easy experience since everything was recognized; my only complaint is that I can't get direct rendering with the graphics chip (not that it matters on such a low end machine).
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