installation questions....complete newb
I have a small problem with my computer and here's how the story goes:
I did have Windows ME and it was messing up, so my brother formatted the hard drive and wiped everything off of our comp. We realized after this, we didn't have the installation cds because the computer came from Wal-Mart and Windows ME was already loaded on this comp plus our cd-rom isn't working. So we played around with it some, and now it will recognize the floppy and the c: drives. When I start it up, I can hit F1 to enter setup, or just let it run and then it brings up a message saying "No operating system found." My question is this: Can I install some distrobution of Linux from the floppy drive or do I need to get another hard drive and Cd-Rom drive. Also, This computer has an intel processor which I don't want to have to open the case since this computer is like 3 or 4 years old. I wanted to learn Linux because I am planning on taking a Linux A+ certification class online this upcoming fall. I hope someone can help me.
Thanks in advance,