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Old 04-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
midnightangel6660
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Angry tossing windows out the window


okey dokey heres the thing iam sick to death of windows so iam tossing it i am attempting to load puppy via usb due to a worm thanks to the afore mentioned i have no cd drive ; { how do i install my new system via usb HELLLLP thank you best to heep it simple not to geeky on my end first comp and trying to run a animal rescue off an old slower than molases hp my other is a compaq 64 bit duel drive when i start the system i get the black screen with flashing curser
 
Old 04-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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First, please spell out your words and use reasonably standard grammer. LQ has an international membership and the more readable your posts are, the easier it is for others to help you. Also, the more specific information you can provide about what you've tried, what error messages you've received, and so on, the more easily we can help you.

If I understand your post correctly, you cannot use your built-in optical drive because of a worm. Normally, you install from disk by booting to the disk. I'm curious how a worm can be activated when you are booting to a disk in the drive, when Windows has not yet started to load, unless you have a rootkit, which is an entirely different problem, unless the worm has somehow physically damaged the drive.

If you search for usb linux install in any search engine, you will find no end of links for various distros, or go to the homepage of the distro you wish to install and look for instructions there. The big picture is that you make a bootable USB drive, boot to it, and install from there. The close-up picture depends on the distro.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thanks to using no punctuation marks your post is very difficult to read, I would recommend to edit the post to make it more readable (why should we spend our time with helping you when you don't spend the time to write a clear and readable post).
IMHO, Puppy is not a good distro for beginners. As I understand it you have a low spec machine, it would help to know which hardware you have (especially CPU and amount of RAM) to give you better recommendations for appropriate distributions and how to install them.
 
Old 04-05-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by midnightangel6660 View Post
... i have no cd drive ; { how do i install my new system via usb ...
If you have no CDROM drive you can install many Linux distros from a usb drive with Unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
Unetbootin can be used from Windows or Linux to create a bootable usb drive to install a Linux OS. Follow the tutorials there. Puppy is listed as supported there if you want to use that.
There is also a detailed tutorial on installing Puppy to a usb stick on the Puppy website. In this way the usb stick contains the OS and you boot from it: http://puppylinux.org/main/Puppy430-...al-English.pdf
Make sure your computer can actually boot from usb. Many older computers can not boot from usb drives.
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... my other is a compaq 64 bit duel drive when i start the system i get the black screen with flashing curser
If this computer has a CDROM drive then it would be easiest to install Linux from a CD by setting the computer's BIOS to boot from the CDROM drive as the first boot device.
Write back if you need more help.

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Last edited by tommcd; 04-05-2012 at 01:35 AM.
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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sorry for the lack of punctuation . the bug came from a false security down load this seems to be the norm with windows. things i have tried..system restore for clean boot -error no rescue partition found. this tells me it wiped my saved windows copy. i ran my hp diagnostics cd last night to see if the drive would read it, and it did . sorry about my spelling.. iam going to see if i burn a copy of the os if it will run it paws crossed .. should i open it before i burn the program??or let the other open it? thanks.;
 
  


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