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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2006, 04:05:11 PM »
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Thanks ;D
Did you use a skin to get your start menu and windows to appear like that?

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Yes and yes.

How and How?
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Do you know what the software title was?
(Or the skin name and the program needed to run it?)

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2006, 11:48:16 PM »
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I already use Microsoft Windows Themes, but they are boring now. I am looking for a completely NEW look.
>Completely free new look; will run on older hardware<.

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Ok Rob. I will download Fips.

How do I install Vector Linux?
(Yes, I did read instructions. But I never really knew how to install it at all. The ISO file instructions are very hard to understand. I have plenty of blank CD's. )
And how do I use Fips to make another drive?
And whats this about a boot manager?

ROB! YOUR FIPS LINK DOESENT WORK! I FEEL HOPELESS  :-[
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    Re:  Windows 98 Skins
    « Reply #32 on: July 17, 2006, 04:57:16 AM »
    Ergh i want say things but no make english goot  :-[

    If you cant Get rob's program , you can try Bootit NG, but its not as good

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/

    It can Resize Drives as well
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    Re:  Windows 98 Skins
    « Reply #33 on: July 17, 2006, 06:00:46 AM »
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    How do I install Vector Linux?
    Can you boot from the VectorLinux CD?  If you do this after you used FIPS to free up space, the installation program should guide you through the process.

    Do backup your data first.  :)

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    ROB! YOUR FIPS LINK DOESENT WORK! I FEEL HOPELESS  :-[
    Oh!  The home pages has moved.  Thanks for the heads up.  I have corrected the link in the software FAQ, so you can download it now.
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    Re:  Windows 98 Skins
    « Reply #34 on: July 17, 2006, 03:54:16 PM »
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    How do I install Vector Linux?
    Can you boot from the VectorLinux CD?  If you do this after you used FIPS to free up space, the installation program should guide you through the process.

    Do backup your data first.  :)

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    ROB! YOUR FIPS LINK DOESENT WORK! I FEEL HOPELESS  :-[
    Oh!  The home pages has moved.  Thanks for the heads up.  I have corrected the link in the software FAQ, so you can download it now.
    Ok, when I said I don't have a single idea on how to install Linux, I wasn't kidding.
    I really don't know where to start.
    I don't know what version of Vector Linux I want or anything.
    I can start a Knoppix "slaxware" CD, but my screen cannot handle 1024x768 resolution, just 800x600.
    I can answer any question to make this easy as possible...
    (And I don't know what to do with an ISO file. I don't have any ISO programs. )

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    Re:  Windows 98 Skins
    « Reply #35 on: July 18, 2006, 02:47:46 AM »
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    but my screen cannot handle 1024x768 resolution, just 800x600.
    That could be a problem.  Many of the Linux GUIs assume a minimum resolution of 1024*768, which may irritate!

    You could start with >this< VectorLinux version.  Use the iceWM or XFCE window managers for speed.  They may be okay on lower resolutions.  YMMV.

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    (And I don't know what to do with an ISO file. I don't have any ISO programs. )
    Go to the software FAQ (see my signature) and download DeepBurner.  You may also want to obtain >md5summer< - you can then check the md5 sum of your download against >this<.  If they don't match up, you know that you need to download again (otherwise you'll just end up burning yet another holographic coffee coaster)...

    Once you've got it burnt, just boot from the CD.
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    Re:  Windows 98 Skins
    « Reply #36 on: July 18, 2006, 03:22:19 AM »
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    but my screen cannot handle 1024x768 resolution, just 800x600.
    That could be a problem.  Many of the Linux GUIs assume a minimum resolution of 1024*768, which may irritate!

    You could start with >this< VectorLinux version.  Use the iceWM or XFCE window managers for speed.  They may be okay on lower resolutions.  YMMV.

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    (And I don't know what to do with an ISO file. I don't have any ISO programs. )
    Go to the software FAQ (see my signature) and download DeepBurner.  You may also want to obtain >md5summer< - you can then check the md5 sum of your download against >this<.  If they don't match up, you know that you need to download again (otherwise you'll just end up burning yet another holographic coffee coaster)...

    Once you've got it burnt, just boot from the CD.
    Thank you so much! Its on my priority list for tomorrow.
    Hopefully, I will be able to figure it all out.
    One quick question before I end up killing myself from confusion:
    Can Linux be started from DOS?
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      Re:  Windows 98 Skins
      « Reply #37 on: July 18, 2006, 03:30:31 AM »
      Ive Seen a Few Linux Installers that can be Started from dos, but you would be Better off Booting off the Linux disk

      After you Burn it , just Boot off fit the Same way you would A windows CD
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      Re:  Windows 98 Skins
      « Reply #38 on: July 18, 2006, 03:35:08 AM »
      Ok. Thanks, Panboy.
      Rob:
      If I get all the ISO stuff onto the disk, can I still add Fips to the disk?
      I am wondering because I dint want to cause any problems installing, you now, in case it does something with the Fips file, like copies it, or messes up the installation...
      (I wish I had Internet in my room, it would make everything easier)

      CMLS
      (I need an acronym for the letters CMLS. Like DMSCB=Dead Monkeys Smell Bad... or EGBDF.... etc...if you can think of any, send me a PM)

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        Re:  Windows 98 Skins
        « Reply #39 on: July 18, 2006, 04:02:38 AM »
        Fips it Self is a Bootable Program , You'll want to Put it on a Different Disk

        Thats Wrong Bad Panboy!

        I would Put Fips on a Dos Boot Disk Separate to my Linux Disk.

        As you can't boot two Programs off one Disk(With out Writing your won Boot program), Fip's can Fit on a Floppy so i don't see this to be a problem.

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        Re:  Windows 98 Skins
        « Reply #40 on: July 18, 2006, 04:13:41 AM »
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        Fips it Self is a Bootable Program , You'll want to Put it on a Different Disk

        Thats Wrong Bad Panboy!

        I would Put Fips on a Dos Boot Disk Separate to my Linux Disk.

        As you can't boot two Programs off one Disk(With out Writing your won Boot program), Fip's can Fit on a Floppy so i don't see this to be a problem.

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        Well, the only problem is that I don't have a computer with a floppy hooked up to the Internet.
        I will see what Rob says...

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          Re:  Windows 98 Skins
          « Reply #41 on: July 18, 2006, 04:17:51 AM »
          You can Make a Dos Boot CD with Nero , Nero Come with a Version of "Nero Dos" you can Used for making boot CD's it aslo has the Ability to use an image of a Boot Floppy and Convert it in to a Boot CD, Ill see if i can Find some Help Doc's for this

          I think there may also be a Boot Disk image For CD's on Robs Webpage, or in the BootDisks Topic.
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          Re:  Windows 98 Skins
          « Reply #42 on: July 18, 2006, 04:30:03 AM »
          You don't need a boot disk for the FIPS stuff.  Just boot to DOS.  Get FIPS on that machine by whatever means you have available - plonking it on a CD (all on its own... aah...) would be fine.

          I wouldn't recommend attempting to add FIPS to a Linux CD.  You'd need to extract all the Linux files from the ISO, add in FIPS and burn your own bespoke compilation.  Not worth the hassle.

          Good luck downloading FIPS.  I can't get a response from the FTP server.  You might need to google for a mirror.
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          Re:  Windows 98 Skins
          « Reply #43 on: July 18, 2006, 05:43:44 PM »
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          You don't need a boot disk for the FIPS stuff.  Just boot to DOS.  Get FIPS on that machine by whatever means you have available - plonking it on a CD (all on its own... aah...) would be fine.

          I wouldn't recommend attempting to add FIPS to a Linux CD.  You'd need to extract all the Linux files from the ISO, add in FIPS and burn your own bespoke compilation.  Not worth the hassle.

          Good luck downloading FIPS.  I can't get a response from the FTP server.  You might need to google for a mirror.
          FIPS is on the Vector Linux install disk.
          I have the image on the disk now... its all well. I used "Sonic Record"
          One question:
          will the Linux installation allow me to install on the drive I want it to? (Allow me to select the drive I want it to install to...)

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          Re:  Windows 98 Skins
          « Reply #44 on: July 19, 2006, 01:56:25 AM »
          Yes.
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