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airhook Page Icon Posted 2008-05-02 7:37 PM
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I've been looking for a way to install Linux on my J720.
I'm new to it (Linux).
I've been searching the H/PC (Linux) forum,but the search engine is'nt working right.
Couldn't we have a "Sticky" as on other forums, for how to install Linux (like really basic!)
Yes, I can format a CF Card to FAT16, But I don't know how to partition one.
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Strathos Page Icon Posted 2008-05-04 5:45 PM
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Here is the installation guide from Jlime forums: http://jlime.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=1242
You will need a computer running Linux (Live Cds are a good option)
Good luck!
(btw I agree with you, a sticky installation guide would be nice )

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airhook Page Icon Posted 2008-05-04 6:20 PM
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Thanks, Strathos,
Tried the link, only one problem, my PC isn't running Linux, & I don't know anyone who has one that is.
Is it possible to run XP & Linux on the same PC?
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Strathos Page Icon Posted 2008-05-04 6:47 PM
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Sure, a Linux Live CD is what your need. Those let you run Linux without having to install anything . Just upload/burn one to a pendrive/CD and make your computer (bios?) boot from them.
I used the 600 mb Knoppix, but DSL (damn small linux) weights about 50 mb and can do the work too.
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chiark Page Icon Posted 2008-05-06 6:17 AM
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Yes, we can have a sticky. Just need someone to write it. PM me if you have suggestions
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Nate the great Page Icon Posted 2008-05-06 7:18 AM
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If and when I successfully install Linux, I will write a set of instruction.
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ArchiMark Page Icon Posted 2008-05-16 11:38 AM
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Another easy way to get Linux if you have a Windoze machine is to install 'andLinux'.

andLinux installs and runs from within Windows, no need to deal with usual Linux install stuff....think of it as just installing a Windows application and then running it the same way you would any other Windows app, pretty amazing when you think about it....

I've installed it and it's quite cool to have normal Windows apps running side-by-side with a Linux app running in another window on the screen...

Basically, it's Ubuntu system combined with CoLinux (port of Linux to Windows).....

Check it out at

www.andlinux.org

FWIW, I think this is easy and fun way to get Linux running especially for Linux noobs....however, I still prefer running a separate Debian install for various reasons....but no reason that you can't do both!




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