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I am COMPLETELY new to linux... ok well maybe not... tried Ubuntu when it was still v7... thinking i wanna try it again... i have NO cds i can use and all i got is a 1 gb flashdrive(maybe a 2gb one if i can find it)...
My main question is...
I know you can make a Live cd on a cd and still install... im wondering if you can do the same for a flashdrive(install from a booted flashdrive) to a harddrive

Also what is a ABSOLUTE MUST application wise?
i listen to music 24/7 so i need a media player(dont tell me vlc.... hate it) perferably something with a media library(like itune or wmp)not the store just a library
i need a web browser too...

Another question... about drivers this time... i have a 9600 gt... where can i get the drivers? just the regular nvidia site?

Which is better for me? 32 or 64bit? my cpu DOES have 64-bit and i have 4gb ram.
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64 gives you some more features.

Edit- also, welcome to the Linux world.
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Just download the ISO and use a program like unetbootin to move the image to your flash drive. Plug it in and boot and you'll be good to go.

I used SongBird, it was exactly like iTunes but for Linux. But it seems that they have dropped it... But you can still find it. You could use Amarok.

As for browser, you can get Firefox, Chrome, etc.
For your drivers, Ubuntu will tell you that they are available.
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HybridCore Thx for the welcome
mbuddeni downloaded Universal USB installer Will it work the same?
Also i want to install it to a hard drive... not just run it from the USB the whole time
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HybridCore Thx for the welcome
mbuddeni downloaded Universal USB installer Will it work the same?
Also i want to install it to a hard drive... not just run it from the USB the whole time
I guess, it looks the same as unetbootin.
But that's fine, just boot into the LiveUSB and then install it to your HDD.
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Also i am a constant overclocker(i make changes each day) are there any stress testing programs for linux?
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post #7 of 37
Not so hot on the stress testing knowledge - I think there's a Linux version of Prime though (and use lm_sensors & conky to monitor temps)

Go with Linux Mint if you're new to Linux and don't want to fuss finding codecs and all that stuff. As said about, use "Unetbootin" to burn the ISO to your flash drive (it'll wipe it though). It'll be just like a LiveCD though (i.e. read-only)

Don't worry about video drivers - unless you want to use 3D or compositing, the card will work under the standard vesa/Xorg drivers. Nvidia drivers come with the distro package anyway; they won't be the latest, but should work
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Greeting from Ubuntu 10.10
had to install twice tho...
I currently have an error saying
"SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock"
Happens when trying to activate drivers
The update manager is applying updates... is this why or is something wrong?
Edited by kill - 3/31/11 at 5:51am
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you have synaptic open or software center, close them out or the update manager is updating the system.
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i realized that its all better now...
Good news every one... i think im in love with linux... well Ubuntu atleast
Amarok doesnt work for my mp3's it just skips through all of them but the Rythembox music player works great after i downloaded some codecs... i think Ubuntu is going to be my new favorite OS
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