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Tue Feb 28 02:06:31 UTC 2006
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> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 17:46:26 -0600
> From: "Timothy Brooks" <cera_linux at cox.net>
> Subject: Newbie Questions
> To: <fedora-list at redhat.com>
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> I am about as new as they come. I have downloaded Fedora and am about to
> install. I have a Windows 98 machine and am not sure if I want to set up a
> dual boot or just put Fedora on this computer. It is an older machine
> (500MHz, 128 RAM) but I would like to see what Linux/Fedora is like. What
> would you recommend?
> I need some instructions on installation of Fedora from a hard drive. The
> instruction with Fedora are too limited for me. Can someone please direct
> me to a more detailed source.
> Do I need to burn the .iso files to CDs? I understand you cannot just copy
> these files, that they need to be copied as .iso images, correct? What does
> what I just said mean? Copy as an "image". Is there a setting in my CD
> burning program that I need to use?
> I think these questions help the group understand my level, which is very
> Does Fedora have programs with it? Does it include a browser or program to
> check email? Word processing? Or will I need to find Linux software for
> this computer?
> Sorry for the simplicity of my questions but as they say, you need to start
> Thank you for any direction.
> Tim Brooks
Before you do anything drastic, take a look at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ - there is a Newbie forum and a
If you are going to partition your existing drive,
is invaluable. Note that you should do a defrag first.
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