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ianhnz
15-01-2011, 11:32 AM
Still looking for a simply Linux, for my poor old lappy and have found, wattOSR3.

It down loaded as an ISO Image and I can't, for the life of me, remember what to do with it.

I know it's a dump question, but I'm still relearning parts of my brain, so would appreciate your nice comments?

Thanks,

Ian

ronyville
15-01-2011, 11:42 AM
burn the image onto a disc, than boot the lappy from the disc. make sure the setting on the lappy is set to boot from disc first.

Cato
15-01-2011, 11:50 AM
wattOSR3?

Never heard of it. Got a link to their website?

ronyville
15-01-2011, 11:57 AM
here (http://www.planetwatt.com/?module=Dizkus)

Cato
15-01-2011, 12:11 PM
Ta.

ianhnz
15-01-2011, 12:21 PM
So I just use Windows Copy and Paste onto DVD, correct?

ronyville
15-01-2011, 12:24 PM
So I just use Windows Copy and Paste onto DVD, correct?

errrr.. nope. what burning software do you use? normally you just right-click on the iso file and choose the option such as "burn image to disc"

ianhnz
15-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Um, I just use what Windose supplies...

Cato
15-01-2011, 12:27 PM
So I just use Windows Copy and Paste onto DVD, correct?

No offence intended, but if you have to ask perhaps Linux isn't the best option for you, more so an obscure one...

What are the specs of your laptop?

ianhnz
15-01-2011, 12:28 PM
2 GB processor but only 512 ram, so XP slow and I don't have the readies to buy any...

Agent_24
15-01-2011, 12:33 PM
An ISO image is just that - an image - of a CD or DVD.

It contains the contents of a disc all in one file.

You need to burn it to your disc with a program that can handle it correctly. Windows XP does not have the ability to do so natively.

ImgBurn is a very good one that I use, and will burn many types of CD\DVD images (as well as create them and do other things)

ronyville
15-01-2011, 12:35 PM
Um, I just use what Windose supplies...

download "imgburn", install it and use that to burn the iso file to disc.

edit: as Agent said while i was typing.

feersumendjinn
15-01-2011, 12:40 PM
Windows XP doesnt have the ability to burn ISOs, you'll need something like Nero (you'll have this if you've ever bought a new cd/dvd drive), or Imgburn
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
Edit: likewise :)

Cato
15-01-2011, 12:45 PM
Another slightly easier option of installing linux (although not wattOS): http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer

feersumendjinn
15-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Do you have an image of your XP install, or recovery disc/s (or recovery partition) so you can reinstall it, if the Linux install goes haywire or you decide it's not for you?

ianhnz
15-01-2011, 02:00 PM
Do you have an image of your XP install, or recovery disc/s (or recovery partition) so you can reinstall it, if the Linux install goes haywire or you decide it's not for you?
Yes I have the disks and only did a fresh format recovery a few weeks ago. Just needs more Ram, but no finances to cover that, at present.

ianhnz
15-01-2011, 02:02 PM
Another slightly easier option of installing linux (although not wattOS): http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer
Thats better, thanks..

ianhnz
15-01-2011, 02:03 PM
download "imgburn", install it and use that to burn the iso file to disc.

edit: as Agent said while i was typing.

:thanks, done that, burned disk and tried it, didn't like it. At least I go burn iso files now...

Cato
15-01-2011, 02:14 PM
Thats better, thanks..

Just make sure you select Xubuntu and not Ubuntu when the installer starts... Ubuntu will not be happy with the amount of RAM you have.

Agent_24
15-01-2011, 02:23 PM
Actually I would recommend Lubuntu as it uses less RAM than Xubuntu.

kjaada
15-01-2011, 04:01 PM
I think you are out of your depth here and yr best option would be to buy a linux disk on trade me or if you PM me yr address I will send you a Puppy linux disk.
I have Puppy on a box with only 128MB of Ram and it is 100%.
I also have it on two old laptops.
I do feel tho that you will have problems as your computer know how appears very limited.
Your email and browser applications will change and need a wee bit of setting up for starters.

johnd
15-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Another slightly easier option of installing linux (although not wattOS): http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer

As I understand it - this is not a good choice for what you want. This method installs Linux inside Windows and i gather you have limited RAM. You will need RAM for Windows to run and RAM for Linux too!

Agent_24
15-01-2011, 09:19 PM
No, Wubi installs Linux on a virtual hard drive in a single file under the Windows filesystem.

It is not a virtual machine of any kind, it is a dual-boot and cannot run both Windows and Linux at once.

It just makes it easier to install Linux as you don't have to boot from the CD etc. Makes it very easy to install if you know nothing about Linux.