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    Arch Linux on Windows 98

    Im trying to install Arch Linux on Windows 98, the computer has the spec to run it. I brought the a disc with Arch Linux on and when I insert the disc nothing happens, I opened the disc and none of the files will open.

    Sorry as its properly a stupid question but im not that good with computers.

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    Oct 2007
    Tucson AZ
    I'm not sure if I'm understanding you correctly but, do you have your CD drive set as first boot priority in the BIOS? It won't work if you boot windows 98 and open the CD while booted into windows, you need to boot from the CD.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Boston, MA
    Arch Linux is a distro aimed at fairly knowledgeable linux users. I would really recommend trying an easier distro out. If the computer was running Windows 98, I assume it's pretty low spec, so I would look at something like Antix.

    Here's help on how to burn an iso file correctly.

    And how to change the boot order in your BIOS.
    Boot Order - How to Change the Boot Order in BIOS - BIOS Boot Order


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