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Re: Formatting HDD



Picking up on some things you wrote I have the following thoughs:
"old Fuji" and "10GB" Does this system actually have a DVD drive or is it a
CDROM drive?

You will need to burn the distribution files off to CD or DVD whichever you
have support for.

Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD/DVD

Early on in the Fedora setup you will be asked what type of system you want
to install.  Choose Desktop/workstation and you will have both an email
client and a web browser and a suite of Office tools on par with MS-Works.
(not as good as MS-Office but if you don't need things like Access or
Excel's OLAP support then you are fine)

Before you make the switch take a few minutes to test drive firefox web
browser for windows.  http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Also, installing the google tool bar and running both spybot and adaware can
make even IE very safe from spyware too.

Good luck
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "horse" <no-reply-gw fcp homelinux org>
To: <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 1:10 PM
Subject: Formatting HDD


> I am fed up with internet malware and have been told that a Linux-based
program gets little or none.
> I loaded the complete DVD of Fedora Core 4 on my old Fujitsu laptop. It
went smoothly. The HDD is 10Gb and FC4 loaded about 5Gb!
>
> Most of it is superfluous to my requirements. I intend using FC4 on the
laptop as the only internet-facing computer in my 3-computer network until I
become more comfortable with FC4. Who knows, I'd eventually like to
completely migrate away from the evil empire (Microsoft).
>
> My questions:
> 1. How do I format the HDD so I can start with a fresh and minimal
installation.
> 2. I only want to access the internet, use Fedora's version of Outlook as
an email client, use Fedora's 'Word' program, and use Adobe Reader.
>
> Your help would be appreciated.
> TIA,
> Horse
>
>
>
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