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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    That clears things up. You won't be able to install the iso image unless you can burn it to a DVD or usb. USBs are better since you can rewrite to them. The image is 1.3GB big which means you can use a 2GB flash drive (usb), burn the image to the flash on your fedora system and boot your fedora system using the usb drive. From there you can install Zorin 6. There is another way to install from the image without burning it to a drive, is to use PXE boot from a network server. This is more technical and something I am still mastering....LOL If you can find a 2GB usb drive, then you are in business.
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    That clears things up.

    You won't be able to install the iso image unless you can burn it to a DVD or usb. USBs are better since you can rewrite to them. The image is 1.3GB big which means you can use a 2GB flash drive (usb), burn the image to the flash on your fedora system and boot your fedora system using the usb drive. From there you can install Zorin 6.

    There is another way to install from the image without burning it to a drive, is to use PXE boot from a network server. This is more technical and something I am still mastering....LOL

    If you can find a 2GB usb drive, then you are in business.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Good O.S. for older laptop to run beside win xp
    [quote="petersonlevi88"]Thank you much. They have no exp with Linux and I myself am somewhat of a newcomer. I love Ubuntu 64 bit but have problems with running files on Fedora 17 64 bit. If you have any advice on how to get Zorin 6 64 bit to run as install from saved file on Fedora without disc, please let me know. Thanks.[/quote] If I understand correctly, you want to install Zorin 6 64bit alongside Fedora? This is possible. All you need is a free partition or resize the drive using Zorin. If you want to access or copy files from your fedora install without installing another distro, you can use Zorin or any other liveCD of your preferred distro, boot the system and copy the files to another storage media or to a server. My suggestions of Linux OS to use for newcommers: Mint 13 with the mate or XFCE DE Xubuntu 12.04 Lubuntu 12.04, if you have little memory I am mostly a debian/Ubuntu user, but prefer ubuntu in most cases. Very user friendly and works with most modern devices with little need to install additional drivers. SolusOS is a great Debian based system with all the codecs installed to work out of the box. Use that after you are comfortable with linux.
    Link to this post 23 Aug 12

    petersonlevi88 said:

    Thank you much. They have no exp with Linux and I myself am somewhat of a newcomer. I love Ubuntu 64 bit but have problems with running files on Fedora 17 64 bit. If you have any advice on how to get Zorin 6 64 bit to run as install from saved file on Fedora without disc, please let me know. Thanks.

    If I understand correctly, you want to install Zorin 6 64bit alongside Fedora? This is possible. All you need is a free partition or resize the drive using Zorin. If you want to access or copy files from your fedora install without installing another distro, you can use Zorin or any other liveCD of your preferred distro, boot the system and copy the files to another storage media or to a server.

    My suggestions of Linux OS to use for newcommers:

    Mint 13 with the mate or XFCE DE
    Xubuntu 12.04
    Lubuntu 12.04, if you have little memory

    I am mostly a debian/Ubuntu user, but prefer ubuntu in most cases. Very user friendly and works with most modern devices with little need to install additional drivers. SolusOS is a great Debian based system with all the codecs installed to work out of the box. Use that after you are comfortable with linux.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Lightweight/fast/stable distro which supports high-end machines?
    [quote="lynx"]What is a recommended distro which would support any (large) amount of RAM, best CPU etc.? Is it possible to run the Kernel without a distro? If so, would that be a good solution, and how would one go about installing and running just the Kernel.? Would be even better if it could be booted off a disc and stored in RAM.. I don't need any pre-installed apps, or fancy UI.. Thanks for your help :-) [/quote] Any linux distro can support any amount of ran and most CPUs. It really depends on your intended use with the system. The Kernel is the program that runs your physical computer. It does nothing unless it is given a command from the user which is via programs. Mostly a kernel based system is used in recovery mode. A distro is a Kernel supplied with a few programs or a DE. If you want to run a linux distro from disk, use a LiveCD of the distro of choice.
    Link to this post 14 Aug 12

    lynx said:

    What is a recommended distro which would support any (large) amount of RAM, best CPU etc.?

    Is it possible to run the Kernel without a distro? If so, would that be a good solution, and how would one go about installing and running just the Kernel.?

    Would be even better if it could be booted off a disc and stored in RAM..

    I don't need any pre-installed apps, or fancy UI..

    Thanks for your help :-)

    Any linux distro can support any amount of ran and most CPUs. It really depends on your intended use with the system.

    The Kernel is the program that runs your physical computer. It does nothing unless it is given a command from the user which is via programs. Mostly a kernel based system is used in recovery mode. A distro is a Kernel supplied with a few programs or a DE.

    If you want to run a linux distro from disk, use a LiveCD of the distro of choice.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Welcome: Why build an open cloud?
    I have been following cloud computing extensively just recently based on increasing trends of cloud computing re-defining IT. Cloud has some amazing benefits which I will definitely support. One of those benefits is that it is built using open source technology. Which means it is open and anyone can contribute to it. Want innovation or improvement, being open is the de facto standard. Yet everything must start from somewhere. Amazon set a path for other cloud service providers to follow. However don't consider them dominate. Amazon did something right and there is no harm in "learning" from them. Open cloud is here to stay. Innovation requires thinking outside the box not within restrictions.
    Link to this post 05 Jul 12

    I have been following cloud computing extensively just recently based on increasing trends of cloud computing re-defining IT. Cloud has some amazing benefits which I will definitely support. One of those benefits is that it is built using open source technology. Which means it is open and anyone can contribute to it. Want innovation or improvement, being open is the de facto standard.

    Yet everything must start from somewhere. Amazon set a path for other cloud service providers to follow. However don't consider them dominate. Amazon did something right and there is no harm in "learning" from them. Open cloud is here to stay. Innovation requires thinking outside the box not within restrictions.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: yumError
    @designer If you want to fix dependency problems using dpkg run this command #sudo dpgk --configure -a
    Link to this post 16 Jun 12

    @designer

    If you want to fix dependency problems using dpkg run this command
    #sudo dpgk --configure -a

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Rijn the Specpyre in... Manor of the Damned! Action RPG
    Game looks good.
    Link to this post 16 Jun 12

    Game looks good.

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