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Installing linux on a laptop with no OS

Link to this post 29 Nov 13

Hi,
I have an old business laptop (Dell D820) that I would like to try linux on but the OS has been wiped (Ex government laptop).
Can I download linux on my windows laptop, copy it too a USB thumb drive and install it from there? If so how, and what is the most neebie friendly version of linux to install.

Thanks for any help/advise.

Link to this post 02 Feb

Hi I have asked the same question on other linux forums. They all give the reply about using a CD or USB. Please look at what is being asked! We want to load linux onto a HDD like you would a windows o/s and run it from there!

Link to this post 02 Feb

@BigMal

Put it on a CD or USB stick and then tell it to install on the HDD from there.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/12/install-linux-mint-16-petra-from-usb/

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