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post #31 of 47
wait *** did you say you wanted to install linux to the usb or did i just read somethign wrong lol. If you want to put linux on you laptop hdd then you dont need that iso i posted. If you want to put it on the usb drive you do
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Haha, yea you heard correctly Squeeky. I did want to just install it to my USB HDD to begin with, but I was told it would be really hard to do, so I was just contemplating reformatting my whole laptop HDD and going with a dual-boot Win2000/Ubuntu/Xubuntu setup. But if you can tell me exactly what I need to do to run Ubuntu/Xubuntu off of the USB drive then that would be great!

Thanks for the help.
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Personally Id give SLAX (LiveCD of slackware) a go. You dont have to install anything as it will just boot from the CD into a RAM disk. I strongly recommend playing around with LiveCD's before you go installing Linux in a dual boot configuration. Also research GRUB. I corrupted an entire hard disk because I had windows on one hdd, and linux on another, and when I removed one HDD, the system wouldnt boot, and then once I had reconnected it, it was too late, the damage to the master boot record had been done. If your going to install in a dual boot config, use one drive, not 2, otherwise its more trouble than its worth IMO. You'll have to have the USB drive connected even if you want to run win2000 off of the internal hdd.
    
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Ok (with suse) you would just put the dvd in and launch setup. It will detect you SDA (USB Device) and you would need to go in to the partitions wizard and tell it to install to the sda drive not HDA. HDA is you laptops hdd. After that you need to conform teh partitions.... Basicaly you want teh one that reads / to be sda2 it should automaticaly with suse but it may have to be changed (i can tell you how) Basicaly just install to sda2 and tehn after it is completed it will want to reboot. Put that iso disk in the drive and if SDA2 was you / partition it should automaticaly start to boot from your usb device
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Alright, I have Xubuntu running via LiveCD on my laptop now and I'm just playing around seeing what I can do. I've noticed that most progams that you download from the net (i.e. BearShare) won't install on Xubuntu... why is this? And how can I get it to install? I won't be using any linux if I can't use my regular programs :-\\
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Originally Posted by kidwolf909
Alright, I have Xubuntu running via LiveCD on my laptop now and I'm just playing around seeing what I can do. I've noticed that most progams that you download from the net (i.e. BearShare) won't install on Xubuntu... why is this? And how can I get it to install? I won't be using any linux if I can't use my regular programs :-\\
Well most of those programs that your use to I bet are for Windows. They wont work in Linux, but some will run under WINE. You'll have to find linux alternatives to use.
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Alright, I have Xubuntu running via LiveCD on my laptop now and I'm just playing around seeing what I can do. I've noticed that most progams that you download from the net (i.e. BearShare) won't install on Xubuntu... why is this? And how can I get it to install? I won't be using any linux if I can't use my regular programs :-\\
Rarely in linux will you go to a website to install a program...you will usually let the built-in package manager install it for you (System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager).

You could try using wine to run Bearshare, but I'd just say forget it. BitTorrent is a much more elegant solution to any filesharing problem

You won't be running windows programs on linux (no MS Office, no Winamp, no aim, no outlook). You'd use linux equivalents (OpenOffice, XMMS/Audacious/whatever, Gaim, Evolution/Kmail). You have a HUGE variety of programs you can use on linux...don't limit yourself to Bearshare or XMMS or anything...
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Yea...ALL of them are ones I run under Windows lol...

Where can I find alternatives and what is WINE?

Thanks for your help.
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Yea...ALL of them are ones I run under Windows lol...

Where can I find alternatives and what is WINE?

Thanks for your help.
Wine is an "emulator" that lets you run some Windows programs (and some games) under Linux. Still, you are better off using Linux native programs:
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=33183
Nearly every Windows app. out there has a Linux counterpart.
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Rarely in linux will you go to a website to install a program...you will usually let the built-in package manager install it for you (System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager).

You could try using wine to run Bearshare, but I'd just say forget it. BitTorrent is a much more elegant solution to any filesharing problem

You won't be running windows programs on linux (no MS Office, no Winamp, no aim, no outlook). You'd use linux equivalents (OpenOffice, XMMS/Audacious/whatever, Gaim, Evolution/Kmail). You have a HUGE variety of programs you can use on linux...don't limit yourself to Bearshare or XMMS or anything...
I couldn't agree more. Using linux and running windows apps is pointless. Explore. Use different apps. After all, they're all free

As for your file sharing needs, Limewire is Java based and thus has a linux version (in rpm form - they also have just the java program if you need it). I use that instead of Shareaza (my prefered client).
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