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sane
 Posted: Dec 19 2011, 05:15 PM
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Hi guys!

I'm having to use the Scientific Linux for my work, but don't know if it will work well with my machine, an Alienware AURORA R3. I'm used to the ubuntu (on another machine), so I'm afraid to make the switch. Does anyone know if the Scientific Linux works well on Alienware AURORA R3?
Thanks for help!
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AndrewSerk
 Posted: Dec 19 2011, 05:29 PM
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Hello Sane,

The best way to find out if SL will work well on your Alienware is to boot a SL livecd or livedvd and see what hardware works out of the box. If some hardware doesn't work post back to this thread and someone will help.

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sane
 Posted: Dec 19 2011, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE (AndrewSerk @ Dec 19 2011, 02:29 PM)
Hello Sane,

The best way to find out if SL will work well on your Alienware is to boot a SL livecd or livedvd and see what  hardware works out of the box. If some hardware doesn't work post back to this thread and someone will  help.

Andrew


Thank you. I'll try. In the machine I installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Will I need to partition the first to do this test with the LiveCD or DVD? Windows can not lose ..

Sorry for asking, I am beginner in these installation issues.
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 Posted: Dec 19 2011, 05:50 PM
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Hi Sane,

All you have to do is download, burn the cd/dvd and boot from it.

The livecd/dvd is a stand alone operating system that will boot from the cd/dvd without any affect on your hard drive. As long as you don't mount your hard drive or select install to drive your windows will not be affected. In fact you don't even need a hard drive in your machine to boot a livecd/dvd.
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sane
 Posted: Dec 19 2011, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (AndrewSerk @ Dec 19 2011, 02:50 PM)
Hi Sane,

All you have to do is download, burn the cd/dvd and boot from it.

The livecd/dvd is a stand alone operating system that will boot from the cd/dvd without any affect on your hard drive. As long as you don't mount your hard drive or select install to drive your windows will not be affected. In fact you don't even need a hard drive in your machine  to boot a livecd/dvd.


Andrew, thank you. I'll try and post here if I encounter any problem.
Again thanks for your help!
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AndrewSerk
 Posted: Dec 19 2011, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (sane @ Dec 19 2011, 01:16 PM)
QUOTE (AndrewSerk @ Dec 19 2011, 02:50 PM)
Hi Sane,

All you have to do is download, burn the cd/dvd and boot from it.

The livecd/dvd is a stand alone operating system that will boot from the cd/dvd without any affect on your hard drive. As long as you don't mount your hard drive or select install to drive your windows will not be affected. In fact you don't even need a hard drive in your machineĀ  to boot a livecd/dvd.


Andrew, thank you. I'll try and post here if I encounter any problem.
Again thanks for your help!


My pleasure, and best of luck smile.gif
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