October 09, 2007

Install Linux via the Internet

No nasty downloading and burning ISOs, where you find that your handy dandy DVD burner will not correctly burn a Linux Live CD image. You absolutely need a CD (only) burner. A CD-RW/DVD-Read only will work fine, but if the drive also burns DVDs, you will be SOL when it comes time to boot your Live CD. Trust me: this is the voice of ugly experience. Anyway, How To Forge has an article that details the use of UNetbootin, which allows to install various Linux distros onto your computer. It even creates real partitions so that you have a working dual boot system when you've finished.
"In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Linux/Windows or Linux/Linux). "

Very cool.

Posted by Physics Geek at October 9, 2007 10:22 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

You are very kind.

Posted by: vw bug at October 9, 2007 04:47 PM