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    Installing Linux onto an empty laptop HHD

    Having Problems installing. Downloaded several different types, used CDburner XP pro to convert to an .ISO file, burned the file to a bootable CD and nothing. I have partioned the harddrive with some dell software a buddy of mine gave me. I have used every DOS command I could remember to get the file copied to the hard drive and nothing works. The C: drive will not come up. The comp says that it is an invalid drive. The setup side recognizes the HHD but through DOS I get nothing. Through the Dell software the C: drive comes up but it is a ramdrive with only 512 of mem.


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    well first of all how old is the laptop and what size is the harddrive?
    as far as age of laptop what processor do you have in it

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    60gb HD, Dell Latitude c840, P4 cpu, 512 of ram. Built in 03 if I remember right.

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    does the bios see the drive correctly ? did you change the boot order in the bios to boot from cd ?

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