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I want to Install Linux onto a blank hardrive on a 1998 Dell Dimension XPS R400 With a Pentium II Processor but everytime I turn on the computer no matter what is in the CD-Rom or Floppy Drives it says: "Invalid System Disk Please Replace and press any key to continue" What should I do.... This is the first time i have ever installed linux on any machine. Thanks in Advance.
Well for starters it sounds like you dont have your boot order setup correctly. Usually when a dell boots up you can hit F2 to enter the bios. Make sure that you have the cdrom as the first boot device. After that just save the setup and it will restart.
Bugger. I'm stumped. Sorry if all that stuff seemed patronising, but it's actually a pretty common problem that people have burned an ISO as a single file on a data CD. It seemed best to get the obvious out of the way first!
I can't think what else could be the problem other than a problem with the BIOS or the hardware.