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I am wanting to wipe my windows 7 COMPLETELY , and install a distribution of Linux. I know nothing about how to do this, but I do know you can with a flash drive I've heard. So, how does one do so? Also this is going to be mainly for a gaming server, so what distribution would you recommend? I've heard Ubuntu was good. Thanks for the input!
I guess you are asking how to install linux using flash drive and wipe out your windows..
First you need to get usb installer from net. Use this usb installer and then make a bootable flash drive having linux.
Reboot your pc with 1st boot device as usb. Then the installer GUI will guide you well.
It sounds like it would be easier for you to download the iso, and burn it to a disk put the disk in the drive restart computer hit what ever key makes cd bootable and go from there. Welcome to freedom btw