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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by xD1G0x, Jul 6, 2018.
Okay, I'm a bit confused by the "DVD-RAM" description. If it is DVD-ROM, then it will not burn disks, I don't think. You usually want to see RW, like DVD-RW, which indicates "rewritable." It may show that on the drive door, but it can be hard to see.
Okay, I don't think you can write to a blank disk with that. I think it will only read disks. This was pretty common on older computers. Maybe someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Do you have another computer that you can make the Linux DVD with? If you can make the DVD on another machine, then your laptop will probably boot on it.
No, I don't have any other computers
Here you go: https://imgur.com/a/eSC2fhh
I downloaded speccy program which shows a little more information
Great! Looks like I was wrong... those show it is a writer. So with a few blank DVD's you can try this method.
Okay, now I need to buy those disk. But I need to go sleep, because in Lithuania is 23:30 [11:30 PM]. Cya tommorow
Okay, I sure understand that. Have a good night and see you next time.
Since you are coming from windows 7 try linux Mint which you can duel boot. Mint will look familiar to you as it has a similar layout and is probably one of the easiest Linux Distros to use. There is a 32bit version and there is a lot of help on Mint Forum. You could try other Distros, so it might pay to hop over to Distrowatch and read up on them - Many of us do this first and try the live versions without installing first. The only thing I can say for certain to you is once you switch you won't go back to Windows - good luck with whatever you choose
Yep, knew all that, LOL ... and it's a Matshita not a Matshiba ... but Gee your English is good, young fella.
And even though there is 4GB RAM in the lappie, only 3GB can be used because of limitations on the architecture.
Still, should be fine for running a bunch of Linux?
(Wizard appears in a puff of smoke, flips optical disks like Frisbees or star knives)
Hi @xD1G0x and welcome to linux.org
Looks like you are getting good help, as I would expect, but even more importantly, you are already helping others, that is wonderful
I am from Australia, so I will be in and out at different times.
Given you know your way around Imgur, you can do the below
When your screenshot has been saved (wait for it to finish)
1. Right-click in the image
2. Choose "copy image location"
3. Come back here to your Reply Pane and see the toolbar
4. Choose what looks like a camera setting of mountains right of the smiley face emoticon (Smart Tip says Image) and click
5. Paste the internet address you have copied and enter
6. Your picture will appear here
Burning DVD with Windows 7
When you are "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" like your wolf friend (love it )
See if you can give us the version of your VirtualBox as well.
wizardfromoz - that's DownUnder
I left with that mysterious note, and should explain... also see that @Ptahhotep and I were almost in each other's footsteps
IF you choose to try the Live CD/DVD route, almost any 32-bit Linux will likely be OK, including the latest editions.
On the other hand, if you wish to try via VirtualBox, your options will be limited if you do not have the newest edition of VB.
Different versions of VB have support up to and including different Linux Kernels.
For example VirtualBox :
Linux Mint 19 codenamed 'Tara' ships with kernel 4.15.0-20 installed (currently up to 4.15.0-24), so that Linux would not work on that VirtualBox. This could explain the errors you have been receiving.
If you stayed with that VB, the last Linux Mint you could use would be 18.1 'Serena', which has kernel 4.4.0 - subsequent subversion 18.2 'Sonya' and 18.3 'Sylvia' are currently in the 4.13 series of kernel. So they would not work either.
I haven't tried this (I just use .isos that I have downloaded) but if you go into VB as you suggested elsewhere, and pick out a Linux Distro from within its stores eg Ubuntu, Linux Mint, &c - then it will install the one with a kernel version it supports?
Just to add my two pennies worth againif you go to the Mint home page downloads you can download earlier versions that are still supported and may work better with your set up - just stick to the kernel you have with it, I think it might be 4 10.38 - Oh and it probably better to go for the 18 series of Mint - let us know how you get on
Sorry about that, it's just a Typo, my VM version: 4.3.12, because I used latest one, it won't start for some reasons, but I tried this one, it's works. Also thank you ;3
I have another question, as I know that linux OS can run other type of software. Like Windows can run .exe, I guess Linux can run .sh, Android can run .apk, so I was curious, in Linux there is program which allow run .exe file?
Still don't brought disk, because Local Store don't have DVD-RW
Wine (funny name, Wine Is Not an Emulator) can run SOME Windows programs, BUT NOT ALL. One place to look about what works is WineHQ >>> https://www.winehq.org/
There are other programs but basically, Wine is at their base from PlayOnLinux >>> https://www.playonlinux.com/en/ through to the commercial apps (you have to pay for them) like CrossOver >>> https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux
Oh, thank you.
Also I managed to run Mint 18 on VirtualBox, yay:
As we say in Australia "That's the ticket!" which means - that's great news, @xD1G0x - and I see you've got the hang of the Imgur posts now too, good outcome all around.
Enjoy your Linux