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Honestly, I've been so swamped with everything else in my life for the past year that I don't even remember how to look for that info. Dang, I've dumbed myself down lately... lol
On the start menu, you can type dxidag and it would provide the cpu, gpu and sound card specs.
Considering it's Lenovo, I'd just wing it and see how the Linux distribution runs ina live environment (basically what you get booted into when booting from a distro on a flashdrive for the first time), it would allow you to see oif there's anything wrong like if there's no wifi drivers or any graphical issues.
 


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Absolutely not necessary to be snippy. If that's how you feel about my post, then that's on you... must have issues with yourself or something. I never asked anyone to be my "servant"; I asked for advice. Besides, you didn't, and still don't, have to reply. Actually, with the attitude you have, you can keep any information you may or may not have to yourself. I'm good. But THANKS. :)
@Condobloke's point was we can't read your mind and you didn't give any useful information in your question in your first post.
but want to dual boot nitrux, advice, please?
Read the information from the link in @KGIII signature: "Learn how to ask a good support question"
 

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the Torrent completed and i got :

i formatted a 8 gig usb stick using Linux compatible version and drag and dropped nitrux-release-amd64_2021.02.27.iso onto formatted stick.

There is a Windows compatible version.


There was some output about "plymouth" not starting a shaky start, where some might assume it didn't work but giving it a minute booted OK. Mind you Desktop image nearly gave me a heart attack i thought beelzebub had materialized on my PC at first.

I don't stray that often into other Linux OS , having perfection with Slackware ;^) but i did put Elementray OS on wifes laptop. Compared with Elementary it has firefox browser as default and out of corner of eye saw LibreOffice. So i was using it live ; there is an install nitrux icon in application menu. For a live OS on usb stick on a very humble laptop i found it light and quite fast and responsive. Had a quick look at using apt in command line and apt update went ok. used it to do a quick search for geany (ide) -had no trouble finding it.

Horses for courses- suggest its tried live and see what you think
 

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the Torrent completed and i got :

i formatted a 8 gig usb stick using Linux compatible version and drag and dropped nitrux-release-amd64_2021.02.27.iso onto formatted stick.

There is a Windows compatible version.


There was some output about "plymouth" not starting a shaky start, where some might assume it didn't work but giving it a minute booted OK. Mind you Desktop image nearly gave me a heart attack i thought beelzebub had materialized on my PC at first.

I don't stray that often into other Linux OS , having perfection with Slackware ;^) but i did put Elementray OS on wifes laptop. Compared with Elementary it has firefox browser as default and out of corner of eye saw LibreOffice. So i was using it live ; there is an install nitrux icon in application menu. For a live OS on usb stick on a very humble laptop i found it light and quite fast and responsive. Had a quick look at using apt in command line and apt update went ok. used it to do a quick search for geany (ide) -had no trouble finding it.

Horses for courses- suggest its tried live and see what you think
YOU'RE AWESOME!! THANKS!
 
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On the start menu, you can type dxidag and it would provide the cpu, gpu and sound card specs.
Considering it's Lenovo, I'd just wing it and see how the Linux distribution runs ina live environment (basically what you get booted into when booting from a distro on a flashdrive for the first time), it would allow you to see oif there's anything wrong like if there's no wifi drivers or any graphical issues.
Thanks, I appreciate your input.
 

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Andy, at #12 Tech Specs

regarding the specs- if they have already been posted sorry not much sleep last night:

kari, maybe you could just confirm whether it is 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM that you have? Then we get a clearer idea of what this baby can support in terms of Linux Distros.

Morning all from DownUnder.

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Andy, at #12 Tech Specs



kari, maybe you could just confirm whether it is 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM that you have? Then we get a clearer idea of what this baby can support in terms of Linux Distros.

Morning all from DownUnder.

Wiz
It's a 4GB of RAM . I was planning on keeping it on a USB drive and just using it from there. Any suggestions from y'all on which distro to use would be greatly appreciated. I've always used Windows and I'm tired of having to pay Microsoft every month just to be able to use my computer the way I want to. Thieves. Anywho, I'm pretty decent on the hardware side, but software is new ish to me, so please show me some patience, and speak like you're talking to a kid about this, lol. Sometimes, it gives me a headache, lol. But that's mostly when I haven't drank enough bourbon that day, lmao
 

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Aaahh, bourbon, don't get me started (off topic) - I'll save how I made the acquaintance of Jim and Jack in Chicago 1989, for maybe your Intro Thread. :D

4 GB is fine for running most Linux Distros.

How large is the USB stick, eg 8 GB, 16 GB? And is it USB 2.0 or 3.0 do you know?

Suggest you start a Bookmark folder in your Browser for Linux matters, because we will give you a lot of reading to do, saves us reinventing the wheel by talking you through a lot of stuff.

There is a concept called Persistence we have in Linux. It involves modifying a USB stick so that changes made can be preserved over reboots when using a Live Distro, or you could do a full install to the stick if it is 16 GB or more.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/what-is-persistent-linux/

and

https://www.maketecheasier.com/persistent-live-usb-vs-full-install-usb/

Andy @captain-sensible also mentioned above, Ventoy, which not only allows you to place several Linux .iso files on the one stick, but also to provide Persistence to one of them.

One of our writers has an article on Ventoy here

https://www.linux.org/threads/usb-linux-boot-ventoy.29944/

and I would suggest you read it, and also the comments from Andy following. Andy is our resident expert on Ventoy. He and his wife moved from the UK to Ghana, Africa recently, so just allow for timezone differences.

Two more references, and then you may be full to the brim :)

DistroWatch is a good site for checking all sorts of things Linux, you can find Nitrux there, and check their Page Hit Ranking in the header for an idea on most used Linux.

https://distrowatch.com/

Wikipedia have the following for lightweight Linux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-weight_Linux_distribution

and the Linux family in more detail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

OK I lied, that was 3 references.

Don't expect to get through it all in a hurry, we're talking about the most diverse operating system you've ever thought of, put together and maintained by hundreds of thousands of users, not just one corporation.

I don't expect we will need to dumb down for you (much), we were all in your shoes at one time or another.

There are no dumb questions, only the ones not asked.

Patience ... is our middle name. :cool:

Wizard
 
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Aaahh, bourbon, don't get me started (off topic) - I'll save how I made the acquaintance of Jim and Jack in Chicago 1989, for maybe your Intro Thread. :D

4 GB is fine for running most Linux Distros.

How large is the USB stick, eg 8 GB, 16 GB? And is it USB 2.0 or 3.0 do you know?

Suggest you start a Bookmark folder in your Browser for Linux matters, because we will give you a lot of reading to do, saves us reinventing the wheel by talking you through a lot of stuff.

There is a concept called Persistence we have in Linux. It involves modifying a USB stick so that changes made can be preserved over reboots when using a Live Distro, or you could do a full install to the stick if it is 16 GB or more.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/what-is-persistent-linux/

and

https://www.maketecheasier.com/persistent-live-usb-vs-full-install-usb/

Andy @captain-sensible also mentioned above, Ventoy, which not only allows you to place several Linux .iso files on the one stick, but also to provide Persistence to one of them.

One of our writers has an article on Ventoy here

https://www.linux.org/threads/usb-linux-boot-ventoy.29944/

and I would suggest you read it, and also the comments from Andy following. Andy is our resident expert on Ventoy. He and his wife moved from the UK to Ghana, Africa recently, so just allow for timezone differences.

Two more references, and then you may be full to the brim :)

DistroWatch is a good site for checking all sorts of things Linux, you can find Nitrux there, and check their Page Hit Ranking in the header for an idea on most used Linux.

https://distrowatch.com/

Wikipedia have the following for lightweight Linux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-weight_Linux_distribution

and the Linux family in more detail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

OK I lied, that was 3 references.

Don't expect to get through it all in a hurry, we're talking about the most diverse operating system you've ever thought of, put together and maintained by hundreds of thousands of users, not just one corporation.

I don't expect we will need to dumb down for you (much), we were all in your shoes at one time or another.

There are no dumb questions, only the ones not asked.

Patience ... is our middle name. :cool:

Wizard
I have one that's 8GB and one 16GB; they are both 3.0. And I really appreciate the references; you just gave me lots to read when I won't be able to walk here in a couple of weeks. And, lol, I already have a Linux folder in my Chrome bookmarks, as well as one in my other browser's bookmarks. I will just add all of these. And, thanks for having confidence in me. I know I will get to the point of knowing Linux, I just gotta be patient. Problem with that, I have not one iota of the stuff, lmao.
 
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Aaahh, bourbon, don't get me started (off topic) - I'll save how I made the acquaintance of Jim and Jack in Chicago 1989, for maybe your Intro Thread. :D

4 GB is fine for running most Linux Distros.

How large is the USB stick, eg 8 GB, 16 GB? And is it USB 2.0 or 3.0 do you know?

Suggest you start a Bookmark folder in your Browser for Linux matters, because we will give you a lot of reading to do, saves us reinventing the wheel by talking you through a lot of stuff.

There is a concept called Persistence we have in Linux. It involves modifying a USB stick so that changes made can be preserved over reboots when using a Live Distro, or you could do a full install to the stick if it is 16 GB or more.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/what-is-persistent-linux/

and

https://www.maketecheasier.com/persistent-live-usb-vs-full-install-usb/

Andy @captain-sensible also mentioned above, Ventoy, which not only allows you to place several Linux .iso files on the one stick, but also to provide Persistence to one of them.

One of our writers has an article on Ventoy here

https://www.linux.org/threads/usb-linux-boot-ventoy.29944/

and I would suggest you read it, and also the comments from Andy following. Andy is our resident expert on Ventoy. He and his wife moved from the UK to Ghana, Africa recently, so just allow for timezone differences.

Two more references, and then you may be full to the brim :)

DistroWatch is a good site for checking all sorts of things Linux, you can find Nitrux there, and check their Page Hit Ranking in the header for an idea on most used Linux.

https://distrowatch.com/

Wikipedia have the following for lightweight Linux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-weight_Linux_distribution

and the Linux family in more detail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

OK I lied, that was 3 references.

Don't expect to get through it all in a hurry, we're talking about the most diverse operating system you've ever thought of, put together and maintained by hundreds of thousands of users, not just one corporation.

I don't expect we will need to dumb down for you (much), we were all in your shoes at one time or another.

There are no dumb questions, only the ones not asked.

Patience ... is our middle name. :cool:

Wizard
Oh, and I don't have any qualms about asking questions. I believe in that 100%.
 

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Kari, just a holding post for now before I sign off and cook tea for us.

Downloading a Nitrux .iso currently, have you got that far yet, and if so where did you download it from?

Mine is called

nitrux-release-amd64_2021.02.27.iso , at 4.06 GB that's very hefty, about twice the size of the average Distro, hope it is worth it.

KDE desktop, for an idea of desktop environment (DE) differences, here's an old article still relevant of some of the majors:

https://renewablepcs.wordpress.com/about-linux/kde-gnome-or-xfce/

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I'll put this in now so I am reminded in my morning, something you need to check, can be done from Windows if need be, tell us which version eg 8 or 10

SHA1 - 56462b8e9a73c7862cdc05a2eb58647f17989559

MD5 - f363cb7373d14185a2e2bca2f654c2ee

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from the main site download was via a Torrent. You can also do that you need :
1) The file that holds the information for using with a Torrent client and a "Torrent Client" i.e the program that will do the download.

The torrent file to use with Torrent client is in attachment

2) Link to a client to use is : https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win


With my Linux all i have to do is mouse right click on the file : nitrux-release-amd64_2021.02.27.iso.torrent (which i have had to zip due to constraints of forum) and if you have installed a Tootent CLient, you should get a dialogue such as "download torrent" using ....
 

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Kari, just a holding post for now before I sign off and cook tea for us.

Downloading a Nitrux .iso currently, have you got that far yet, and if so where did you download it from?

Mine is called

nitrux-release-amd64_2021.02.27.iso , at 4.06 GB that's very hefty, about twice the size of the average Distro, hope it is worth it.

KDE desktop, for an idea of desktop environment (DE) differences, here's an old article still relevant of some of the majors:

https://renewablepcs.wordpress.com/about-linux/kde-gnome-or-xfce/

Wizard
I have Nitrux downloaded and I used balenaEtcher to flash it on a USB. Same thing with the zorin iso that I dowloaded. I got nitrux from nxos.org and zorin from zorinos.com. I try not to download from random sites. and I have no clue how to use torrents anymore. also, my nitrux is called the exact same thing yours is.
 

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windows 10. I hate it.
Welcome to our world. :)

what are those...SHA1 and MDS
The last one is MD5 (five, not "S"). Those are "checksum" values. The people who make a distro provide these values (usually MD-5 or SHA-256, not SHA-1 too often)... this is a computer generated value based on the size and content of their .iso file. Linux has built in tools to "verify the checksum" but with Windows you will need to download a free utility to do this. I'm heading to bed, or else I'd point you to one of these utilities... maybe tomorrow, or maybe someone else will beat me to it.

So, you download the .iso file, and then you run your utility on the file to generate the checksum on your computer. If your value matches that provided by the distro developers, you can be reasonably sure that your download was complete, and that it was not corrupted in the transfer. It's also a bit of an assurance that it has not been tampered with by any bad people, but this is not foolproof for that.

It is generally recommended to do this every time, but if you have a solid internet connection and don't have problems with your .iso files (installing to computer or using on live USB)... you may feel comfortable to skip this step later. It's very good for you to learn it right now as your are getting started though... so you are familiar with it and comfortable checking it.
 

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Nicely put by the cranky short-arsed green-skinned gentleman above ;)

That's good with your finding Etcher, another Stan and I learnt of it a couple of years ago and spread the word here as for it being a pretty reliable and versatile idiot-proof means of burning isos. So that answers a couple of questions I might otherwise have asked.

You've still to answer a couple of questions I had in earlier Posts, and I have another 2 before signing off and I will be back on deck earlier tomorrow.

1. Is there an OS on the Lenovo at the moment, and if so, which and which version?
2. If there is another computer in the house, what is it running and which version?

Also, at that time, good news and bad news on the Nitrux, I took the Live version for a spin today, and I'll brief you on that next.

Cheers

Wiz
 
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