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Yeah, you'll start with mint. But you'll move on to something bigger and better. We all move on eventually. *cough* Arch Linux *cough*
oh please, we all know slackware is the best
    
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Yeah, you'll start with mint. But you'll move on to something bigger and better. We all move on eventually. *cough* Arch Linux *cough*
Is that Ubuntu I see on your rig?
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oh please, we all know slackware is the best
And we all know that Gentoo is the divine conqueror of all the distributions of Linux.
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Is that Ubuntu I see on your rig?
Someone got served.
    
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And we all know that Gentoo is the divine conqueror of all the distributions of Linux.

Someone got served.
I liked Gentoo, but there was just too much tedium. If you're into that sort of thing, then by all means. But I wanna get into the real meat of the system, not the ancillary details. Arch is for me. ;D
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all I need is an AM2 processor to go in my old rig, then I could start playing around with Linux a lot more like I used to, even set up a home server . My sister wants me to fix her computer but I think the board is toast, it seems to think it never has a hard drive connected to it... That would make a decent Linux of if I could get it going. Or use it for parts if I can't.


I hoyt dig out my Linux mint disc in hopes that I can use gparted and get Linux going back on my sig rig. Slack 12 here I come! Again.
    
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Hi i would like to join,

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all I need is an AM2 processor to go in my old rig, then I could start playing around with Linux a lot more like I used to, even set up a home server . My sister wants me to fix her computer but I think the board is toast, it seems to think it never has a hard drive connected to it... That would make a decent Linux of if I could get it going. Or use it for parts if I can't.


I hoyt dig out my Linux mint disc in hopes that I can use gparted and get Linux going back on my sig rig. Slack 12 here I come! Again.
Who needs a hard drive? Run Linux off a CD or usb drive.
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Who needs a hard drive? Run Linux off a CD or usb drive.
always possible, but I still need a hard drive if I want to set up a server. And most distros I use don't have a livecd option.
    
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always possible, but I still need a hard drive if I want to set up a server. And most distros I use don't have a livecd option.
So you should boot into Linux, let the motherboard see what wondrous life could still await it and hope that it shapes up.

Does it recognize external drives? You could get a cheap enclosure and put inside the computer case and just use it as an internal drive.
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Who needs a hard drive? Run Linux off a CD or usb drive.
That's a good idea if you just need an OS, but if you're running a server, you need some more storage. ;D
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