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    Can you install a linux version on a computer that has no operating system pre-installed i.e wiped hard drive

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    Yes you can... just download the ISO file for the distribution of your choice, burn it to disk as an image, then boot your computer using the installation disk:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...ll-cd-dvd.html
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    If the system doesn't have a CD/DVD drive (such as many netbooks), you can install from a live USB thumb drive. See Unetbootin - it can build a bootable USB drive from either Windows or Linux for just about any current Linux distribution.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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