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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 13717 25-May-2007 12:21
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Alright i hate asking for help, Google is usually how i educate myself but i cannot find anything. I have a about 5 million Mini Distributions and im wondering if I can Burn multiple distributions on the same DVD if I burn them using multisession? Cause ya..Im going through alot of CDs

Also Once I boot up Linux, What would the process be for connecting to the internet? (sorry 18 years of windows use, Im finally deciding to extract myself from Bill Gates's Anus)

Any help would be appreciated

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 72200 25-May-2007 13:16

no sorry I don't think you can burn multiple isos to the same media and have them all bootable, not at least without some trickery with a bootloader designed for such a purpose


I suggest trying Ubuntu GNU/Linux (or something else mainstream) instead of mini distros, it's got all the latest stuff and you'd just be making things harder for yourself trying most other distributions, especially as a newbie (no condescention  intended). There is also plenty of documentation for Ubuntu on Google, as compared to the hordes of relatively unknown mini-distros.




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 72598 28-May-2007 22:43
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thanks a bunch! yeah i figured as much that there was no way for them to be read as booting options if they werent at the beginning of the disc. LOL im actually now dealing with the fact that i move my hard drives around too much and my Computer is only reading my DVD drive as a boot option. Will not read any harddrive lol so yeah ive just decided to rebuild. Im a curious one so being registered on websites like this is ESSENTIAL lol

thanks again
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Master Geek


  Reply # 72605 28-May-2007 23:12
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Alright i hate asking for help

Nobody minds helping, so long as you've made an effort to find a solution on your own. Linux is built around community - everyone needs help from time to time.

Also Once I boot up Linux, What would the process be for connecting to the internet?

Mainstream LiveCD distros will autoconfigure network interfaces (via DHCP). For manual network configuration (not recommended for beginners) your best bet is to search the community forums of your distro. Ubuntu offers particularly friendly support.

Computer is only reading my DVD drive as a boot option. Will not read any harddrive lol so yeah ive just decided to rebuild.

You can use Linux LiveCDs (i.e. Knoppix) to repair damaged MBRs, disk labels etc. You might be able to salvage your existing configuration. If nothing else, you could mount the damaged areas to recover your data.

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