Tag Archives: Fedora

Will installing linux on a brand new dell Laptop void the warranty?

I plan on purchasing a dell inspiron 1525 and want to put fedora 9 on it. I have a live cd for fedora. I want to know what the best way to remove the windows OS without removing any of the drivers I might need to run the laptop (ie. keyboard, disk drive and any other if they exist) and if by doing this I void the warranty. Im pretty sure that im not voiding the warranty because the warrentys general cover hardware issuese not software right? I don’t have this laptop in my possesion at this time.

which free os would be best suited for me?

okay, hi guys… im in a bind, i want to install a free os, such as ubuntu kubuntu linux fedora, anything like that with the interface, i need to put it on an external HDD and dual boot it with windows vista, i need this os simply for the internet, word processing, and possibly skype/msn, the more user friendly the os, the better for me, i have a live cd of ubuntu, the latest one, and i cant connect to wireless, i heard of ndiswrapper or something of the like could take my wireless card drivers from windows and intergrate it with ubuntu/linux, but if it had a built in support for a wireless card that would be even better, seeing as im not too good with those kind of things, anyways, any comments appreciated =]

wireless card not working right in linux…?

i am trying the live cd of fedora and my wireless card is working and picking up the wireless signal but it will not connect????

ps the wireless that i am using is not my wireless router.

How Do I install Linux on a system without an operating system currently installed?

I asked a similar question last night but, someone that answered it suggested to re-ask it with more detail. I’ve been trying to install linux on my old PC. [has all requirements for the distributions i've tried, and it used to run Windows XP but, during a system recovery the whole operating system got wiped] The way through which i’ve been trying to install linux is with Live Cd’s, by placing them in the Cd drive of my old computer and letting the computer boot from that. My computer gets as far as the little screen that asks what you want to do [usually "boot cd" "save to harddisk" "check media" etc.] I choose the install to harddisk option and on all my attempts there is some type of error after this. First I tried Ubuntu which resulted in a squash fs error which would not let me do anything else, next I tried OpenSuse which resulted in many many many errors and it would have different errors everytime I would try to boot with it, although at one point i was able to put in the little command prompt looking thing a command I got from a linux forum that completely cleared my harddrive [still wouldn't let me install the OS but, this tells you guys that my hardrive is empty], last night I tried fedora which booted to a text based screen that also would have errors on it and it wouldn’t go passed the text screen [it also comes up with different things every time I try booting with it] So this leads me finally to my question, is this impossible to get working? Is it the fact that I’m trying to install with a Live CD? Should I try to install With Installation CD’s? If this is not a lost cause could someone please provide me with some instruction as to how exactly to get Linux [any distribution will do] on my old computer? [I only have blank CD’s not blank dvds so the install media has to be either “Installation CD’S” or “Live Cd’s” whatever will work. Any help, links, instructions, anything is greatly appreciated. [oh and yes I have tried burning multiple discs of [ubuntu anyway] and doing the little checksum things before install, and I know very little about linux so please speak as though I know nothing about what I’m doing (considering I pretty much dont)]
-Tried the alternate install cd it worked fine untill it got to asking how i want to partition i chose entire hard disk and then it asked where and I chose my harddrive and then it loaded to 100 percent and then stayed at a blue screen.

How do you install linux on a computer that doesn’t have an OS on it?

I’ve been trying to install various dists of linux on my old pc that doesnt have an OS on it [ubuntu,opensuse,fedora] none of them seem to work. I’ve been using Live Cd’s and am wondering do i need to use “installation cd’s” to install it on a computer without an operating system? If so can someone walk me through it [note* i only have blank cd's no blank dvds]