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It's a good idea to get read a step-by-step guide before you start installing. You don't say your distro, but try googling for "installing Ubuntu" or whatever: a good guide will save you from getting into a "help! what do I do now?" situation.
Thanks for all the support , Maybe this will let anyone know where I am at... I have downloaded an iso ubobtu.data.something.iso and atempted to create a linix cd, but all i got was the same filename .iso 711mb on my cd . I used nero to burn the cd. what other commands to create the cd properly ?
My advice would be that before you install the Linux distro you should try a couple of Live cds try out a few different types of Linux because some of the Linux Distros out there will seem harder to use then others especally if you are coming from a windows operating system. There are a few different distrubutions of linux out there . and remember that once you installed Linux you could lose everything else on the hard drive this is if you are not sure of what you are doing. I am not saying that you cannot keep your other Operating system I am saying that it can get a little confusing when you are trying to install,this is why I suggest live cd's so you can try them and see which Linux Distro you like first.