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This is a discussion on Linux Security within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; So if i have a pc hooked into my lan, with no o/s (these dont have an o/s) i can ...

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    So if i have a pc hooked into my lan, with no o/s (these dont have an o/s) i can install it that way? Dont see how, and i dont wanna have to remove windows later, and i assume if i doa full format with mandrake the lan and hence install would be lost...

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    for redhat atleast, yes.

    you use the network boot floppy where you want to install linux, then on another network pc you have the files.

    if the target machine has windows you can copy it to a folder(if its a fat32 drive) and the floppy will be able to find that and use it.

    its all in the docs.

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    wont work for me then, i dont have a floppy drive they r evil, there has to be a split disk way.

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    dont have a floppy drive they r evil
    haha! i love when this happens to the anti-floppy guys...

    is your computer usb bootable? do you have a keychain drive?

    you could just burn the floppy to a cd.

    just read the docs, redhat might have something to just let you burn the first cd and get the packges on a nfs. the install image is small, its 700mb because of packages.

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    ill jus get some cdr's....

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    Originally posted by RoD
    ill jus get some cdr's....
    or you could d/l mandrake 9.1. its largest file is 650mb (might be pushin the limit a little with a 650mb disk, but it could work)

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    Yea its 650 but they tend to be a little larger when u take them off of ISO...i need to get some anyway so i might as well, i need 7 to give -ken- .net....

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    also whats the best version of KDE? Is there an easier place to get it than the confusing KDE website?

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    Most distros ship with KDE and/or Gnome.
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    well i downloaded mine is it the same?

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    The newer distros will come with KDE 3 and GNOME 2 which are the newest versions of each. You can then go to the website of whichever you choose and update the packages as needed.
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    Cool, what kind of software do u guys use for things like music, burning, aim?, etc?

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    Since I use GNOME...

    music -> xmms
    aim -> gaim
    burning -> xcdroast

    There's tons upon tons of different apps for Linux, some are great products and some are utter crap by amateurs.
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    Cool, im really looking forward to the chance to play with linux, finally. I dont really have anymore questions for the moment but i know i will so ill just keep them in this thread.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    well after all the initial effort you put into Linux its a fairly easy o/s right? How often will i need to reinstall it, cuz with XP its every few months and it gets old ya know....

    Ok, can i split it between two RW's then?
    The only time ive ever had to reinstall linux was when I got a bad compile with the kernel and then overwrot the default one. That or when I was goign thoguh my distro jumping phase looking for one I like

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