" You need to download an "iso". That can either be burnt to a CD or a USB stick. That is a special operation which will create a Linux bootable disk. ...You don't just copy an iso to a CD...
Look somewhere like here: https://sites.google.com/site/xubuntuinstallhowto/get-it"
"You have an iso on a flash drive. You need to change the iso into a bootable Linux distro.
You need something like Unetbootin - http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ It can work in Linux, Windows or OS X.
Put Unetbootin and the iso onto a working Hard Drive. Open Unetbootin. Choose Diskimage and then search for the path to the iso. It should then work when you click OK."
I am more confused then ever now. …I AM STUPID>>>>>please tell me in simple words exactly what I need to do and how to do it, if you know.
I downloaded unetbootin and downloaded it directly into the EMPETY hard drive but I cannot open it.