Help for Linux Newbies outside the big Cities

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Help for Linux Newbies outside the big Cities

Postby tariqsaeed » Thu Feb 20, 2003 12:35 pm

Assalaam Alaikum,

I live in Daharki which is an hour and a half's drive from the neearest big city (Rahim Yar Khan or Sukkur.) and still all I get here is RH 7.4.

I tried installation of several of the distributions of Linux and failed, most probably, because of my lack of knowledge of Linux.

I want an easy ( like, well..., the OS from Big Brother ) to install distro that I can use in a network, preferably co-existing with an MS 98 peer to peer internet sharing network with ten PCs.

I would like to keep the internet sharing maintained and am willing to experiment.

I want more information on available distros and which one is best for the setup described above.

I am also in need of a good book on the Linux. or a few Web Links to useful information will also be appreciated.

I would also like to know how to order the CDs by mail and the mode of payment if I do order something, money order is fine with me but what is the address at which I send my payment to?


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Postby gh4z4nf4r » Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:33 pm {installation guide,configuration guide,administration guide,}
Beginning Linux Deployment by Wrox publication

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Postby mrkkhattak » Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:57 pm


Welcome at PLUC.

Mandrake Linux 9.0 or Redhat 8.0 would be a good choice for you. For more information regarding available distros in Pakistan & shipping to Daharki, pls mail to InshAllah you will get a reply in 24 hrs.

As far as documenation is concerned pls do visit

especially in Oreilly's OpenBook, you will find whole books to download & read. I hope it would help you, please do let us know if you need any more information regarding it or any specific problem.



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Postby fawad » Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:52 pm

Tariq, get the Redhat 8 CD set. Although I haven't watched 'Big Brother', Redhat is about the easiest installation of any OS i've come across (yes, I've installed w2k and xp).

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Postby adilhafeez » Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:13 pm

for additional docs u can have a look at

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