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    I used killdisk to delete everything off my HD. However I can't install linux or windows, I tried to install them from the CD, do I need to use a floppy disk to install a os now?

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    If your computer is farly new you can probably boot off of a CD. Try going into your BIOS and as soon as it starts to boot try looking for place to choose your boot media. To access your BIOS reboot your computer and look for something like "Press Del to enter Setup", where Del could be any diffrent key.

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    see section 4.7 from Kill Disk Documentation
    Set BIOS to boot from CD first. Usually you get a pause and a line that will say "press any key to boot from CD" during the reboot.
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    some bios allow you to press F8 during startup to select the boot media

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    I'm assuming you know how to enter the BIOS, but if you don't, you can press either [del] or [F2] or [F12] on boot, depending on what kind of BIOS it is. In my experience, it's always one of those three keys.
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    Mine is [F8]. Wink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatline
    Mine is [F8]. Wink

    Always have to be special, don't you?
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    Well I know how to get into my bios, however it dosen't seem as it is booting from the cd, also it seems as if the cd drive is not reading the cd or the cd drive has some promblems

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    If the CD drive is having problems, you have bigger things to worry about
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    Do you have a floppy drive?

    If so you can at least install FC3 which has a bootdisket on one of the cd's which you put on a floppy, boot from the floppy and the floppy tha#en starts the cd into acction;

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