June 28, 2006

Your first Linux experiment (Linux.com training videos)

Author: JT Smith

This group of three short videos shows you how to
download GNU/Linux, make a bootable Linux CD, and how to boot Linux on your computer without going through a tedious installation routine. We used Ubuntu for this demonstration, but the steps shown apply to all live CD Linux distributions.

About the videos: They're in AVI format, encoded with the free XviD codec, compatible with media players available for almost all popular desktop PC operating systems. If your computer does not have the XviD codec installed, you can get it here or through your favorite free operating system's software repository.
Windows and Mac users can find easy-to-install XviD binaries here.

Video 1 - How to download Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Click to play video

Alternate viewing method: Use your favorite media player to open this URL:
http://www.linux.com/var/slashimages/b0f30c4805c22d072f48076088eb3533.wmv

Links in Video 1:

Ubuntu.com
Ubuntu download
page

ISO Recorder
BIOS instructions

Video 2 - Burning your Ubuntu GNU/Linux Live CD

Click to play video

Alternate viewing method: Use your favorite media player to open this URL:
http://www.linux.com//var/slashimages/f3de932d6d3da29e201059a3041f1f6a.wmv

Link in Video 2:

K3b.org

Video 3 - Booting Ubuntu from a live CD

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Alternate viewing method: Use your favorite media player to open this URL:
http://www.linux.com//var/slashimages/bb79b454adb600f8227ee850fc6210eb.wmv

Links in Video 3:

Slashdot
Linux.com

Click Here!