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I am a Linux virgin.
I have an old pc that the hdd died on, it was a windows xp comp. Asus mother board, 3gig op speed and 2 gigs of ram.
I have an old hdd that I wiped and formatted to NTFS and installed in the comp. 40 gig, ide maxtor.
I dl'ed the latest version of Ubuntu available from this site and burned the image to a dvd.
When I put the disk in and start the comp I get a message saying a bootable disk has been found
but then I get a message saying bootmgr missing (or not found I can't remember which exactly).
The hdd is good. I can put it in my windows 7 comp and use it no probs and all the files show up on the dvd. I have tried
burning the disk image a second time with a different program and get the same results.
Do I need to reformat the hdd to fat32 or am I messing up somewhere else?
Thanks for taking the time to read this.