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  1. Pein

    Pein Registered Member

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    Hello Linux Geeks :)

    I am new to linux. I have installed few flavors of linux. Here is my problem...
    I installed Windows XP recently and in a day my XP is infected with virus and i cant even logoff or restart.
    So i have decided finally i wont have any windows and will go for Two linux version.
    These are my prerequisit...
    1. My nephew plays few adoble flash games standalone flashplayer games which should work in Linux.
    2. I play few videos in of anime and few movies which i want to play in Linux.

    So as is it better to go to Mint Linux along with PC Linux or PC Linux along with SL?
    Which two linux would you ask me to install

    Any suggestion is appreciated :)

    Thanks in Advance
    Regards
    Pein
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    hello Pein

    as your hardware is 2gb ram and amd

    i go for 32bit of distro

    if i where you linux mint or ubuntu LTS would be default choice of my os

    LMDE rolling supported a long time or ubuntu 10.04.2 supported till 2013-04

    linux mint 10 based on ubuntu 10.10 supported till 2012-04

    linux mint 11 based on ubuntu 11.04 supported till 2012-10

    http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)


    second one depends on you and your hardware SL good and long term suported but not out of box and easy where as pclinuxos out of box base on rolling distro so support for long term

    http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=2
     
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  3. mack_guy911

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    download rescue disk anyone of them burn boot from it update and then scan and remove it help http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-avira-antivir-rescue-system and http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk/all?qid=208282173



    Please tell if you see your partitions from live cd of mint or parted magic also can you access your data through them you can download rescue disk called parted magic it has many great tool for partition

    also can try fdisk -l command from terminal

    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=partedmagic

    if not then pretty sure your windows mbr get corrupted thats why not showing the partition of windows file system in gparted o_O?

    also can you please give us more details of hardware as well i guss you using 2 hardisk please provide details

    what you guys think please help mr Pein
     
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  4. Pein

    Pein Registered Member

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    Hello Mack

    Thanks :) some how i was able to recover all my data. I found out which trojan actually spoiled my Windows it was trojan.win32.patched.ip.
    I boot via Linux CD and i formated just the drive of Windows and checked with windows xp and i installed windows XP and never connected to net and copied all data to external hard drive. Now i can reformat entire drive :) and will have two flavors of linux

    Thanks Again
    Regards
    Pein
     
  5. Cloud

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    Pein? Are you into Naruto too? :D
     
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  6. rudyl

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    Congratulations! If you like, you can just install your favorite Linux distro, and then run the other (and WinXP) with VirtualBox. With guest additions installed, both Linux and WinXP run almost at native speed.
     
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    Sure he is :D . And i am also a Naruto fan.
    Pein don't forget to try KDE distros like Open Suse KDE and Kubuntu. Don't worry about multimedia , VLC is there . Good luck with your A rank mission :cool: .
     
  8. JConLine

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    I just loaded two Linux distros and I chose Mepis 11, kde, 32bit and Mint 11, Gnome, 32bit. I loaded w32codecs in Mepis and Mint comes with most of the codecs already loaded so you should be good to go.

    jim
     
  9. Pein

    Pein Registered Member

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    Hello Guys :)

    Thanks :) yes Pein is a character from naruto :p he looks cool too :D and i will not fail my A rank mission :)
    I will install Ubuntu Katya or stable version 10.04 :) and will run windows in virtual box :) and may also try PClinux or SL too :)
    Tried Open Suse it tells My Ram is less and need upgradation of Ram. Will Try kubuntu too :) thanks all :)

    Thanks for ur support :D
    Regards
    Pein
     
  10. zapjb

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    Welcome to Linux.

    Btw it's PCLinuxOS.
     
  11. dan323

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    Well here's a question. Is Linux better the Windows ? If so why? I have heard about Ubunto but don't know much about it. I was just reading about openSUSE but don't know which would be better to try. I have some learning to do.
     
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