running install and installing linux from hard drive
I know allot of you will hate me for saying this but i need help installing Linux to help me fix my windows installation.i need a way to run the Linux install program from a external hard drive and install Linux to that same hard drive.The problem being that i do not have a computer with admin privileges so i can not install any programs.I have one NTFS partition on the external hard drive that i would like to keep intact,and i would need a Linux distro that can mount and use a windows vista iso and can read a NTFS partition.I currently have no operating system on my external hard drive, but i am able to boot from it.I would also like to add that i know nothing about operating Linux, but wold like to give Linux a try.the current computer i am using is running windows XP. if you need any more information please tell me because i really need this issue solved.
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