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Old 09-12-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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I just downloaded an iso and burned it to a CD , but, I'm not sure how to install it on a hard reive ? I need some help !
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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Have you tried booting from the CD? Are you having problems? If so, tell us what they are and which distribution you're trying to install.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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If you burned it correctly just pop it in the cdrom drive and reboot. Make sure your bios is set to boot from cdrom.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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You haven't mentioned this ,but if you have a windows installed on the comp already,just make sure you get your partitions right.
A quick read up on partitioning would be useful.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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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.

By the way, did you know that you can do Linux-specific searches at www.google.com/linux ?
 
Old 09-14-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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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 ?
 
Old 09-14-2008, 03:36 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 09-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #8
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For Nero:
Go to File--->Burn Image and navigate to the .iso file location. Nero will then take you to the CD writing dialog.
 
  


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