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View Poll Results: What Linux Distro do you Use?
Ubuntu 34 43.59%
Kubuntu 1 1.28%
Fedora 5 6.41%
Open Suse 2 2.56%
Debian 0 0%
Mandriva/Linux Mint/PCLinuxOS/other 6 7.69%
Stop Posting Stupid Polls!!!!!!!!! 9 11.54%
I used to like Linux but it destroyed my whole computer 1 1.28%
I don't Like Penguins 18 23.08%
I pretend to hate Linux but i am secretly jealous of it because it is so much better then windows 2 2.56%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

22 May 2010   #71
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Quick questions guys:

Can I triple boot W7x64, Vista x64 and Linux Mint x64?
Will I be able to access Windows files eg music from Linux?
I'm networking two W7 pcs, will this still work okay?

I'm pretty much a Linux noob, thanks, John
You should be able to triple boot, and this website should help you Accessing Windows Files from Linux - www.reallylinux.com that I came across the other day when I was installing Ubuntu. (In the end I just installed Ubuntu by itself on my netbook). Being a Linux noob myself too, I'm still learning quite a lot and still need to learn how to auto-mount on startup.

If you want to access the networked computers too, you just put the network drive address.
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22 May 2010   #72
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Everlong. That link looks really useful.
Think I'll give it a go tomorrow. After all what could go wrong....
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23 May 2010   #73
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

U10.04 in VitualBox
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24 May 2010   #74
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey, success!
I installed Linux Mint in a triple boot on my main pc.
I've just been messing around with it now. Wow. Quite a departure from W7.
With a bit of hunting around I've managed to access my Windows files from Mint so I can play music etc.
I think this is going to be a bit of a learning curve for me but it seems interesting and looks great.

Was going to trial it on my second pc but for some reason it couldn't boot from disk and when I opened it from within Windows 7 and installed the CD boot helper tool my drives still reported no disk and giving me a pyrun.exe error.

Anything to fend off le grande ennui eh?
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26 May 2010   #75
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Question: When purchasing Red Hat Enterprise am I able to install it on one server to get my project running and then move it to a new server 6 months from now? In other words does Red Hat have an issue with moving it from one server to another? Thanks.
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27 May 2010   #76
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Using And loving my Karmic x64.
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27 May 2010   #77
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Ubuntu 10.04 on my N130 Netbook wireless drivers didn't work at first but I have to say they have a great forum community which helped me set it up, still figuring things out though.
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28 May 2010   #78
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Howtoforge have some great tutorials. They have "Perfect Desktop" tutorials for all the major distros so I've got a "perfect Linux Mint 9" desktop now.
I downloaded a piece of software someone recommended last night and then realized I haven't a clue how to actually install it. Doh!
I'll study up on it after work tonight
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28 May 2010   #79
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Question: When purchasing Red Hat Enterprise am I able to install it on one server to get my project running and then move it to a new server 6 months from now? In other words does Red Hat have an issue with moving it from one server to another? Thanks.
I would have thought not but don't really know. Does it not say on Fedora Forums?
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28 May 2010   #80
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hmm... for some reason, I got lost in my own Linux installation, which is an irony...
I got lost in the jungle we all call GUI, I can't even find my audio player, let alone how to install codecs...

I feel so miserable now...

*curls in the corner*

zzz2496
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