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    linux walkthrough?

    Hi,

    So I stumbled upon this page after seeing the blog on the front page today.

    I consider myself a linux/unix newb. I installed a dual boot xp/fedora onto my computer for the first time earlier this year and that is about all of my experience with the linux platform.

    I was wondering if there is a walkthrough available to get me going on getting rid of centrafuse on my computer and running linuxice and nghost.

    In particular I am looking to see what files I need to download, what order I need to install everything in and whether or not there will be files I would need to make modifications to.

    The reason I am thinking about this is because my hardware seems laggy and unstable with my XP setup.

    I currently have a EPIA M1000 with 1gb of ram. I am hoping for stability and faster bootup times. It takes about 45 seconds to resume from hibernate.

    I am looking to get Nav and the touch screen to work. Then Iíll look to add plugins from there.

    Here is what I have:

    Holux GPS BU 353 Mouse
    7inch Lilliput touch screen
    Vag-Com OBDII cable (not necessary, but would be cool if this worked)

    Drivers should be readily for the above correct?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Where is there a step by step guide for us that don't know Linux?

    OK, I'm messing with it now. Gonna ask questions as I go along.

    1. Downloaded Ubuntu (done)
    Gonna put it on cd, I want to install it on my desktop PC. How do I do this without overwriting XP. I want to have the option when my pc boots up.
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    muldrick:

    when you install ubuntu, it will ask if you want to use the entire disk, or make a separate partition for you linux install. Choose the option that creates a separate partition. When it finishes, reboot, and you will see a "grub" menu that will give you the choice which OS to boot into, linux or windows.

    accordvsick:

    All of your hardware should work out of the box on ubuntu or LinuxICE. Check out: http://wiki.openice.org/index.php/Th...#Release_Notes for instructions on using the Beta3 disk. anyone of us at #linuxice on irc.freenode.net (use the pidgin IM client to connect to the irc network) would be happy to walk you through the install, and how to optimize it for your needs. Same goes for ubuntu also....
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    Thanks Kev,
    I went into my basement, set up an old PC I had...slow as crap with XP. I installed Ubuntu permanently (nothing to loose). Using it now.
    Boy, this is like learning a PC all over again. Seems to work a little quicker though.
    Next step I guess is to try and setup/install nGhost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muldrick View Post
    Thanks Kev,
    I went into my basement, set up an old PC I had...slow as crap with XP. I installed Ubuntu permanently (nothing to loose). Using it now.
    Boy, this is like learning a PC all over again. Seems to work a little quicker though.
    Next step I guess is to try and setup/install nGhost.
    download the deb from sf.net for libnghost and nghost, double click the downloaded file, click "install". to run it type alt+F2 or terminal and type "nghost".

    you'll catch on quick. The internet/google is your friend.
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