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delawaredrew

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I have no linux experience, but I have an old Win 98 comp that I would like to install Linux on as well as a learning experience before I convert it into a linux based firewall. It has two hard small drives already and I figured on re-formatting the second drive and using it to learn. For no real reasons I've been looking at Ubuntu or Slackware. I've been doing some research but at this point I think I've been reading enough to confuse myself and should just get it started.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
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If we tell you, you wont learn as much, so i would just do it, remember to get the correct installer for your hardware.
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I have no linux experience, but I have an old Win 98 comp that I would like to install Linux on as well as a learning experience before I convert it into a linux based firewall. It has two hard small drives already and I figured on re-formatting the second drive and using it to learn. For no real reasons I've been looking at Ubuntu or Slackware. I've been doing some research but at this point I think I've been reading enough to confuse myself and should just get it started.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
Drew


I am also a novice to linux and would suggest the Knoppix CD. It boots from the Cd only without installing to your hard drive. If it works from the CD, then you could go ahead and install it. Its pretty simple and a great starting point. There is a support forum, or you could bring your questions here. There are also some great books to read about linux. I bought one at Barnes and Nobles which had a linux distro in it - Suse I believe...doc
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