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Best Ubuntu DVD To Get 24 Mar 2012 14:56 #18766

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what is the best DVD to get?

i don't want to buy a box of writeable DVD's and

just have them sit around forever.

i saw ones on Amazon that were Version 8.x ,10.x and 11.x.

i'm considering the Canonical ones.

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Re:Best Ubuntu DVD To Get 24 Mar 2012 15:28 #18767

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The best DVD is not a DVD at all but a CDRW with the live CD image written to it
(or a USB drive with the same)
If you intend to run an actual machine (not just simulation)
you will need the real time kernel included with the LiveCD
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Re:Best Ubuntu DVD To Get 24 Mar 2012 21:52 #18769

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i want to get a CD/DVD from Amazon.

which one is like this version of Ubuntu?

i want the 'add-on' of EMC2 to go as smoothly as possible.

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Re:Best Ubuntu DVD To Get 25 Mar 2012 02:43 #18771

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Linuxcnc will not work from any distribution of ubuntu or any other flavour of linux , without some linux knowledge behind you
the cd is freely available from this site as a live cd , see the lefthand panel for the download link .

installing linuxcnc to any previously installed version of linux will not work , it needs the kernel to be patched which is not an easy task for any beginner to linux .

download and install the live cd as discribed , and it will work
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Re:Best Ubuntu DVD To Get 25 Mar 2012 06:15 #18782

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I think the instructions for patching the kernel for RTAI are pretty good. The sketchiest thing I ran into was actually invoking emc on a custom build. The exact location where that script is wasn't too clear to me. Chris on IRC (cradek) helped me there though.

I've run the CD image and it is Ubuntu. Not exactly my cup of chai.

I don't know why Ubuntu was chosen as the base distribution that LinuxCNC is built on. Ubuntu seems more a consumer desktop than anything else to me. It also looks like moving forward Ubuntu may become less and less easy to work with. All I know is Ubuntu sure wouldn't have been on my short list of potential candidates, ever.

I would think a better distribution choice for something like LinuxCNC might be a much lighter and less involved offering. I haven't tried this yet but it looks promising:

www.slitaz.org/en/

If I find another hard drive kicking around I just might give it a whirl here.
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Re:Best Ubuntu DVD To Get 25 Mar 2012 07:37 #18783

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pfred1 : i'd certianly be interested if it will run on that distribution , i'll have a go , but if you find success let me know
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