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Old 07-25-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
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Taskbar, wifi, panel, everything!! is soo messed up.


Hello sorry what I wrote earlier i was telling the whole story, and i was kinda really upset. Hi following person well I need help, im new to linux and i have no idea what goes on it, I have a little acer laptop and it sucks it doesnt even have a cd drive, well my question is that How do i reinstall the linux on a laptop that doesnt have a cd drive, if I use a flash drive, how can i do it? is it simple? because Either i try to fix my linux right now which is alot of time wasting or I can just download a new one, i need links and instructions on how to reinstall linux on laptop. thanks,

P.S i dont know how to check what kind of linux I have right now.. well please help

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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First of all, rewrite your question in a way that's possible to understand and doesn't have so many exclamation symbols.

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hi had a virus so my laptop so my cousin decided to download linux
"so my laptop so my cousin"?

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I wanna reinstall linux on it but i have no idea how to reset it!!!!
What do you mean by "reset"? Turn it off? Forecefully reboot it? Reinstall the OS?

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soo the problems are that my taskbar the bottom bar where u have *Start* and stuff
I don't know of any Linux desktop that has a "start" button in the panel.

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MY FRIGGIN laptop's disappeared.. and i cant find it!! and on top bar where u have wifi!!
??????????????????????????????????????????

Anyway, assuming this means you want to reinstall Linux and the laptop has an optical drive, go download Linux Mint, burn it onto a CD, put it in the laptop, and install.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:07 AM   #3
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Hello sorry about what I wrote earlier i was telling the whole story, and I was kinda really upset. Hi following person well I need help, im new to linux and i have no idea what goes on it, I have a little acer laptop and it sucks it doesnt even have a cd drive, well my question is that How do i reinstall the linux on a laptop that doesnt have a cd drive, if I use a flash drive, how can i do it? is it simple? because Either i try to fix my linux right now which is alot of time wasting or I can just download a new one, i need links and instructions on how to reinstall linux on my laptop. thanks.

P.S i dont know how to check what kind of linux I have right now.. well please help

---------- Post added 07-27-11 at 12:08 AM ----------

sorry again for confusing you!

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:38 AM   #4
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I haven't tried it, but UNetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) looks like it should be simple to use. You put in a USB drive and it can automatically download a Linux distro (or you can provide your own ISO image) and it will create a bootable USB drive from it.

As for what distribution, I would recommend Mint. But you can search online and see what you like.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 02:18 AM   #5
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You put in a USB drive and it can automatically download a Linux distro (or you can provide your own ISO image) and it will create a bootable USB drive from it.

As for what distribution, I would recommend Mint. But you can search online and see what you like.[/QUOTE]

i have no idea what that means lol.. I'm the stupidest person in computers like seriously..
soo you want me to put it in a USB? that I know how to do, but other things I have no idea what that means?
 
Old 08-10-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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Can you download and install this on a Windows machine?

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/un...ows-latest.exe

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