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    install without o/s

    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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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    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:

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    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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