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post #21 of 29
if you don't want to reinstall windows then buy a new hd, 40 gb is plenty for linux
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post #22 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by General
if you don't want to reinstall windows then buy a new hd, 40 gb is plenty for linux
Nah. I'll just put it on a new partition on this one, I have more space than I'll use

I'm in the process of backing up my PC, nearly done
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Crap. I don't know what happened, but I got this error during the installation procedure (before it actually began installing) where it said under the software category:

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dvd:///?devices%3d%2fdev%2fhdc%2c%2fdev%2fhdd'.
ERROR: No proposal
Anyways, my dad actually works with Linux at Hewlett-Packard and he says he hasn't used Suse that much but uses Fedora and Redhat pretty often, so I decided that I think I'll just install Fedora Core 5 so he can help me better.

So, is there anything really different with Fedora's installation? Do I have a choice between Gnome and KDE, and does it have a partitioning feature similar to Suse's built into it as well?
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post #24 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriplePlay
Crap. I don't know what happened, but I got this error during the installation procedure (before it actually began installing) where it said under the software category:



Anyways, my dad actually works with Linux at Hewlett-Packard and he says he hasn't used Suse that much but uses Fedora and Redhat pretty often, so I decided that I think I'll just install Fedora Core 5 so he can help me better.

So, is there anything really different with Fedora's installation? Do I have a choice between Gnome and KDE, and does it have a partitioning feature similar to Suse's built into it as well?
Yes there are only minor differences between the two. Fedora is a great distro too. I use it on my second rig. You can have both Gnome and KDE also.
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Yes there are only minor differences between the two. Fedora is a great distro too. I use it on my second rig. You can have both Gnome and KDE also.
Any differences between the partitioning setup? Or should I use PartitionMagic? If Fedora has one that works fine I would rather just use that, as I don't currently have a copy of PartitionMagic.
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post #26 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriplePlay
Any differences between the partitioning setup? Or should I use PartitionMagic? If Fedora has one that works fine I would rather just use that, as I don't currently have a copy of PartitionMagic.
Still resize the NTFS partition in windows but then Fedora can format the remaining free space.

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Since you don't have partition magic you'll need to find a free app on the net then, I've heard of a few before, have no clue how good they are though, sorry.
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post #27 of 29
Just make some space on the HDD (outside of a partition) and then tell Anaconda (the installer) to install using the free space.
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post #28 of 29
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Quote:
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Still resize the NTFS partition in windows but then Fedora can format the remaining free space.
Oh I was supposed to resize the NTFS partition in WINDOWS? I was letting SUSE do it all before... =/

Alright, I'll try that.

Thanx, and thanks Jester
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post #29 of 29
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I'm using Fedora now, and it was a smooth install. Everything seems fine so far.

Except... I can't get Flash Player to install. I did what the instructions said:
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Installation
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To install the Plug-in Player for Linux via an install script, follow these directions:
- This installer is script-based and cannot be run from a GUI.
- Uncompress install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz. A directory called install_flash_player_7_linux is created. Navigate to this directory.
- From the command line, type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
- Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser's menu.
Also, there is no Help > About Plug-ins option in the Help toolbar button... I gotta have my Newgrounds! lol, any ideas?
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