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jimjo

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  • Member Since: 27 May 13
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    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    OK you win. I don’t have any idea what any of you are telling me…so I will quit now. This is just too difficult for me. I really hate Microsoft but I can keep working with it rather then waste my time tiring to figure out how to do something that should be simple. ie: download a Linux operating system. Let’s face if I can’t do that how will ever be able to work with it. Good by
    Link to this post 31 May 13

    OK you win. I don’t have any idea what any of you are telling me…so I will quit now. This is just too difficult for me. I really hate Microsoft but I can keep working with it rather then waste my time tiring to figure out how to do something that should be simple. ie: download a Linux operating system. Let’s face if I can’t do that how will ever be able to work with it.

    Good by

  • jimjo
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    " You need to download an "iso". That can either be burnt to a CD or a USB stick. That is a special operation which will create a Linux bootable disk. ...You don't just copy an iso to a CD... Look somewhere like here: https://sites.google.com/site/xubuntuinstallhowto/get-it" "You have an iso on a flash drive. You need to change the iso into a bootable Linux distro. You need something like Unetbootin - http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ It can work in Linux, Windows or OS X. Put Unetbootin and the iso onto a working Hard Drive. Open Unetbootin. Choose Diskimage and then search for the path to the iso. It should then work when you click OK." I am more confused then ever now. …I AM STUPID>>>>>please tell me in simple words exactly what I need to do and how to do it, if you know. I downloaded unetbootin and downloaded it directly into the EMPETY hard drive but I cannot open it.
    Link to this post 30 May 13

    " You need to download an "iso". That can either be burnt to a CD or a USB stick. That is a special operation which will create a Linux bootable disk. ...You don't just copy an iso to a CD...

    Look somewhere like here: https://sites.google.com/site/xubuntuinstallhowto/get-it"

    "You have an iso on a flash drive. You need to change the iso into a bootable Linux distro.

    You need something like Unetbootin - http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ It can work in Linux, Windows or OS X.

    Put Unetbootin and the iso onto a working Hard Drive. Open Unetbootin. Choose Diskimage and then search for the path to the iso. It should then work when you click OK."

    I am more confused then ever now. …I AM STUPID>>>>>please tell me in simple words exactly what I need to do and how to do it, if you know.

    I downloaded unetbootin and downloaded it directly into the EMPETY hard drive but I cannot open it.

  • jimjo
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    Thanks you. I was born in 1947. I bought my first computer in 2000. Gate Way with Windows ME already downloaded on it. Didn’t have to do anything except plug it in and go like hell with it. Made every mistake you can think of plus some you wouldn’t believe. So forgive me if I don’t now all the terminology, some of which is unique to Linux, as this is new to me. I have always just bought Windows CD and installed it myself. Fact is all the software came with a CD, so this is really my first time. Ever… BUT I followed the link that Arochaster left me. From there I was sent to http://www.xubuntu.org/getxubuntu.Im I chose the “Mirror downloads/United States” for the “iso” That sent me to http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/CDs-Xubuntu/12.04/release/ . I successfully downloaded http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/CDs-Xubuntu/12.04/release/xubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso to a flash drive that I will use to upload to the empty hard drive. My question is: Will this work, will I be able to install Xunbutu on a “stands alone” operating system similar to what Microsoft makes people pay for. Yes, No Maby ?
    Link to this post 30 May 13

    Thanks you.

    I was born in 1947. I bought my first computer in 2000. Gate Way with Windows ME already downloaded on it. Didn’t have to do anything except plug it in and go like hell with it. Made every mistake you can think of plus some you wouldn’t believe. So forgive me if I don’t now all the terminology, some of which is unique to Linux, as this is new to me. I have always just bought Windows CD and installed it myself. Fact is all the software came with a CD, so this is really my first time. Ever…

    BUT

    I followed the link that Arochaster left me. From there I was sent to http://www.xubuntu.org/getxubuntu.Im
    I chose the “Mirror downloads/United States” for the “iso” That sent me to http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/CDs-Xubuntu/12.04/release/ . I successfully downloaded http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/CDs-Xubuntu/12.04/release/xubuntu-12.04.2-alternate-amd64.iso to a flash drive that I will use to upload to the empty hard drive.

    My question is: Will this work, will I be able to install Xunbutu on a “stands alone” operating system similar to what Microsoft makes people pay for. Yes, No Maby ?

  • jimjo
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    Thank you for this replay. I went to Xubuntu and the first thing that stopped me was something called “Torrent downloads” I don’t know what that means. Are all the people who run the Linux system rocket scientist? I don’t seem to understand the terminology used here. Ie: torrent downloads, mirror downloads, dual boot…. I ended up at this page because I am unable to find a system download page that (1: I understand (2: I am able to download from, and (3: I can boot from my second hard drive with out interfering with my XP operating system. I want to try this out but I am just to stupid to be able to download it. Thank you
    Link to this post 30 May 13

    Thank you for this replay.

    I went to Xubuntu and the first thing that stopped me was something called “Torrent downloads” I don’t know what that means.

    Are all the people who run the Linux system rocket scientist? I don’t seem to understand the terminology used here. Ie: torrent downloads, mirror downloads, dual boot….

    I ended up at this page because I am unable to find a system download page that (1: I understand (2: I am able to download from, and (3: I can boot from my second hard drive with out interfering with my XP operating system.

    I want to try this out but I am just to stupid to be able to download it.

    Thank you

  • jimjo
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    Basic specs are: AMD Phenom™ 9450e Quad-Core Processor 2.10 GHz, 3.37 GB of RAM PHE I have two internal hard drives One runs Windows XP 2002 (500GB) the other is blank, ready to download the Linux operating system on (150 GB). Turned on throw BOIS at start-up. I also have a 1 TRB external hard drive I use for portable storage and file storage. The download page I was on I got to from Wikipedia when I searched to find out what Distro meant. I have my Browser set up to delete the history when closed. Otherwise I don’t know how to check the Brower history
    Link to this post 29 May 13

    Basic specs are: AMD Phenom™ 9450e
    Quad-Core Processor
    2.10 GHz, 3.37 GB of RAM
    PHE
    I have two internal hard drives One runs Windows XP 2002 (500GB) the other is blank, ready to download the Linux operating system on (150 GB). Turned on throw BOIS at start-up. I also have a 1 TRB external hard drive I use for portable storage and file storage.

    The download page I was on I got to from Wikipedia when I searched to find out what Distro meant.

    I have my Browser set up to delete the history when closed. Otherwise I don’t know how to check the Brower history

  • jimjo
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    Wile I was clicking around I found a link to a new Linux operating system that just came out on May 17th. I tried to download it but was unable too. My frustration caused me to close all the open windows of course when I did I lost all the information about it. Can you send me a link to that information please? Thank you
    Link to this post 29 May 13

    Wile I was clicking around I found a link to a new Linux operating system that just came out on May 17th. I tried to download it but was unable too. My frustration caused me to close all the open windows of course when I did I lost all the information about it. Can you send me a link to that information please?

    Thank you

  • jimjo
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    I want to replace my windows XP operating system with something else. I have put up with windows for as long as I can. If the Linux system works I would like to try it but I can’t find were to get it.
    Link to this post 29 May 13

    I want to replace my windows XP operating system with something else. I have put up with windows for as long as I can. If the Linux system works I would like to try it but I can’t find were to get it.

  • jimjo
    Linux or ubuntu
    Can I use Linux or Ubuntu to replace my windows operating system?
    Link to this post 27 May 13

    Can I use Linux or Ubuntu to replace my windows operating system?

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