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    RE: install linux
    How big is your flash drive? If it is more than 4Mb it should already be formatted with fat32. Does you Dell computer still have Windows on it? Can you format from there? If not you may need to create a Linux LiveCD which has Gparted on it. Gparted is a Linux program for formatting.
    Link to this post 22 Jun

    How big is your flash drive? If it is more than 4Mb it should already be formatted with fat32.

    Does you Dell computer still have Windows on it? Can you format from there?

    If not you may need to create a Linux LiveCD which has Gparted on it. Gparted is a Linux program for formatting.

  • arochester
    RE: install linux
    The file you download is an .ISO. You need to "burn" the .ISO which is a special operation to create a bootable Linux Disk. Have a look at: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/12/install-linux-mint-16-petra-from-usb/ NOTE that Linux Mint is now available on issue 17.
    Link to this post 21 Jun

    The file you download is an .ISO. You need to "burn" the .ISO which is a special operation to create a bootable Linux Disk.

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

    NOTE that Linux Mint is now available on issue 17.

  • arochester
    RE: how to install linux to hdd
    Error 15 is a Boot error (I *think* meaning that files cannot be found). Did you install Boot to the MBR?
    Link to this post 19 Jun

    Error 15 is a Boot error (I *think* meaning that files cannot be found).

    Did you install Boot to the MBR?

  • arochester
    RE: Which version of Linux is closest to Windows XP?
    Linux can be made to LOOK like Windows XP. BUT Linux is Linux and Windows is Windows. There is a learning curve - just like there was between Windows 98 and XP or XP and Windows 8. Probably the distro that can be made to LOOK like Windows XP is ZorinOS. BUT under the hood it is LINUX. If you Google "Linux Alternatives to Windows XP" you will see many different suggestions.
    Link to this post 17 Jun

    Linux can be made to LOOK like Windows XP.

    BUT Linux is Linux and Windows is Windows. There is a learning curve - just like there was between Windows 98 and XP or XP and Windows 8.

    Probably the distro that can be made to LOOK like Windows XP is ZorinOS. BUT under the hood it is LINUX.

    If you Google "Linux Alternatives to Windows XP" you will see many different suggestions.

  • arochester
    RE: how to install linux to hdd
    Did you change the BIOS/Boot Order to boot from the CD-Rom and did you change it back?
    Link to this post 17 Jun

    Did you change the BIOS/Boot Order to boot from the CD-Rom and did you change it back?

  • arochester
    RE: how to install linux to hdd
    How about trying something like LXLE? http://lxle.net/support/
    Link to this post 17 Jun

    How about trying something like LXLE? http://lxle.net/support/

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