Unable to clean install Linux-XP
This is my first experience with linux:
I've downloaded the linux.iso file and burned to CD for installation on a separate computer - clean install for a friend. It previously had Windows XP installed but could barely get to logon screen from what he considered to many viruses and downloaded junk. I used the fdisk tool to delete the primary partition and create a new one, thinking it best to wipe it clean and start from scratch.
When I reboot with linux-xp disk containing .iso file I get "selected boot device not available"...read a few threads and made a boot disk from .iso image, weh I reboot with it I get "missing operating system" ??
Do I need to do something else with the .iso file to initiate install, or do I need to do something else to the system before it will allow the install?
Hope I haven't blown it by wiping out the partition, the owener doesn't have the windows xp disk to reinstall?
Appreciate any help