May 13, 2011

How do I install a Linux os on a dell with a corrupted XP OS?

I have an old dell with a corrupted XP OS. How can I remove the XP and install a Linux OS? PS: I'm a Graphic Artist. Which version of Linux do artists prefer?

just follow the proces ::::...

just follow the proces ::::

1. make one drive empty in your existing xp system.

2. insert bootable xp cd and continue with installation system , delete the partition(empty) and then exit the setup program.

3. insert bootable linux installation cd, then linux will search the empty space in your hd n will be installed there.

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First decide which Linux distribution (OS) you like most for example,Ubuntu;...

First decide which Linux distribution (OS) you like most for example,Ubuntu; Mint;Opensuse; PClinuxOS; Fedora.... and so on . Take a live CD or DVD of it Insert it and do as you wish; the live Cd or DVD will do the rest of its own. Very simple, isn't it?

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Sorry the link is here, ...

Sorry the link is here,

www.junauza.com/2008/08/7-best-linux-distributions-for.html

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Any Linux distro provides opportunity to choose how will u use the HDD space....

Any Linux distro provides opportunity to choose how will u use the HDD space. It is recommended that, don't use "entire disk" option, rather use "expert partition" where u can select how many amount of disk-space for particular partition just like a Windows disk partition. And u have to choose ur desire name for the partitions. First make the HDD as raw like delete all partitions and then allocate the space as ur choice.
For graphics related, preferable is KNOPPIX or Ubuntu. Although Fedora and Suse Desktop is also considerable. But remember that, Linux is most secured that is why u must provide proper dependencies / repositories to work on graphics / multimedia SW. This case is almost all Linux distro.
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Any Linux distro provides opportunity to choose how will u use the HDD space....

Any Linux distro provides opportunity to choose how will u use the HDD space. It is recommended that, don't use "entire disk" option, rather use "expert partition" where u can select how many amount of disk-space for particular partition just like a Windows disk partition. And u have to choose ur desire name for the partitions. First make the HDD as raw like delete all partitions and then allocate the space as ur choice.
For graphics related, preferable is KNOPPIX or Ubuntu. Although Fedora and Suse Desktop is also considerable. But remember that, Linux is most secured that is why u must provide proper dependencies / repositories to work on graphics / multimedia SW. This case is almost all Linux distro.
Your text to link here...See here for more options !

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do a proper format to the disk with...

do a proper format to the disk with
using this command
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1M

then install ubuntu

you can use any linux live cd to format

but the best way to format is to use an iso from the hard disk manufacturer you burn it to a cd and boot up to do it

bye

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Just insert some LiveCDs and try them, when you're familiar or happy with one...

Just insert some LiveCDs and try them, when you're familiar or happy with one of them just install it in your hard drive.
Ubuntu Studio has been already mentioned, I'd like to add Dyne:bolic as well, it's nice expecially if you need to handle with videos as well

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Hello Peter, I prefer to use any ubuntu latest versions. If the windows OS is...

Hello Peter, I prefer to use any ubuntu latest versions. If the windows OS is corrupted first try it to repair.After that install Ubuntu. You can install ubuntu inside windows or outside if you chose outside windows you should reinstall GRUB.

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as to the OS ??...

as to the OS ??
for a "new to Linux" person Ubuntu or Mint are good
OpenSUSE is too BUT NOT I REPEAT NOT ON A OLD COMPUTER !! suse needs a LOT of system resources and will NOT run well on a old xp box ( i tried it, not a pretty site !)

the system ram makes a big deal ( for graphics - use 3-4 gig's on 32 bit box )
I do a lot of work in imaging (currently LRO from the moon )
the OS is only a small part .
except for PhotoShop almost every imaging tool on Linux can be used on windows ( an visa versa)

One problem can be in using a dark or black theme in the window manager - mostly the same issues as in windows .

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When you began to install a linux distro , the installer program will ask you...

When you began to install a linux distro , the installer program will ask you to "use the entire disk", "install side by side with an existing OS" or choose partition layout manually. Since you want to remove the XP and use linux, you should pick the first option, "use entire disk".

For an artist, any distro will do. you just need to find the software suited for your needs. There are multiple softwares for graphic artist. Either install it from you distro's archive or download the opensource package from the internet. One you should look into is blender. http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/

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