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By aspiring_one ·
I'm currently on one of the numerous ftp sites for downloading Linux. Can someone tell me how in the world am I supposed to know what files I need in order to install it on my pc?

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Downloading Linux

Hi!

On all ftp sites for all distributions there is almost always a text file somewhere in the doc dir or the root dir of the distribution which tells you what files you need.

Today the easiest ways installing linux is getting a network boot disk and install directly from internet. If you have slow connectio you might prefer downloading the distribution in ISO format instead, which ofcourse requires a CD-Burner, but is a great way.

As to what files you need in order to install, noone can help since it all depends on which distribution, what you want to install, which version of the distribution you want to use.

/Hasse
PS! Search for doc and text files on the ftp. D.S.

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by McKayTech In reply to Downloading Linux

If you're just starting with Linux, I think the only practical thing to do is download a complete ISO image (about 550-600meg). It takes a while, but less time than it will take to download one piece, try and install it and find out there are otherfiles you need and some of those files will need other files....

Otherwise, I've found Linux distributions on CD for as little as $10 (actually got one free with an SMC NIC card and the whole package was $14.95). At that price, it's not worth the time and annoyance to download.

paul

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