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Hi there, I bought a linuk netbook some months ago, & a friend tried to put windows in it.... Well now i cant get either on it,So im wondering if anyone could help me clean it out & re-install linuk,it does't have a a disk drive in it. thanks x
If it doesn't have a DVD/CD drive (I'm guessing that it must have some kind of hard drive or it wouldn't have been able to have Windows on it), you might be able to hook it up to an external USB DVD/CD drive and install from there.
I know that my Dell Mini9 netbook can easily boot from an external USB drive after I press the key during the BIOS check to "select boot drive" and make the appropriate choice. I just used one to update it to erase it and upgrade it to Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook remix.
Many Linux distros also offer the option of installing from a bootable USB thumbdrive.
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Original Poster is having a installation problem that is assumed to be Linux related.
Sometimes OS installs will hang, (get to a point and cease to continue).This is not only native to Linux but also to Windows. SO if the original poster can elaborate, they can find out how to do this without a CD/DVD ROM if this is the case.Can you purchase or borrow an externalCD/DVD ROM and do you have a full installation disk, not an upgrade disk?
Hard drive- (Hd) is where data is permanently stored.
(CD/DVD ROM)- (read only memory) is your CD or DVD player. The ROM part of the name is a hold over from what it used to be but now is not. People refer to it by it's old outdated name.
Your problem is not that hard to remedy if you allow posters to help by giving the specifics to you situation. I will not hesitate to click onto the tisk-tisk smiley if necessary.
Last edited by theKbStockpiler; 11-16-2010 at 03:52 PM.
What I would suggest is this:
1. download Ubuntu 10.10 for USB
a. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
b. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
2. Install Ubuntu 10.10 via USB
a. this may require you to change the boot order in the bios
1. don't forget to save the bios settings before exiting.
b. you will need a working computer, usb stick(at least 1 gig) and the ability to read, understand, and follow directions.
3. learn how to ask intelligent questions
a. provide the complete hardware info, operating system (ubuntu, fedora, centos, etc)
b. listen and research the things people are telling you to do.
This will get you up and running with an beginner version of Linux.
I was a bit disappointed reading some of the replies in this thread.
Certainly the original post lacked information, but no-one is born knowing enough about computers to know even what is needed when asking for help. We all have to learn. It's also common for well-meaning friends to screw things up, sometimes without being asked, and then to be unable to fix them.
For those who feel impatient, perhaps it would be better just to make no comment and go to another thread rather than to adopt a scolding tone.
Missmarples, I'm sorry, I can't help you with this problem.