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    Default help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    good day... i'm trying to install mandrakelinux 10.1 but i've got many problems encountered regarding my pc. Compaq deskpro 4000 (1566) doesn't load its BIOS everytime i hit F10. I already checked out the softpaq utility oferred by hp to access BIOS and change the boot order of the pc, but when i downloaded the softpaq, i accessed the BIOS but the computer don't read the cdrom device and so the boot order and i still can't install linux... somebody please help me... It can't read the cdrom although I have used the cdrom lately when I haven't formatted my c:, now i formatted my c: and I can't install linux... some advice pips? nid ur help so much... tnx..

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    Default Re: help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    does the cd drive read any cd ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailey
    does the cd drive read any cd ?
    linux is read and installed on a dvd player only!!.....im installing suse 10 linux this weeekend i had to grab a dang dvd player to do it .i didnt know what the heck was going on either til the engineer at my job who gave my linux told me...dvd player only!!just got the thing below plus its a burner for music too

    $20.00+$1 shipping


    REFURBISHED: LG Combo Drive Ivory E-IDE / ATAPI Model GCC4522B - OEM



    Cache: 2M
    CD-R: 52X
    CD-ROM: 52X
    CD-ROM Access Time: 100ms
    CD-RW: 32X
    Data Transfer Rate: DVD Max: 21,600Kbytes/s CD Max: 7,800Kbytes/s
    DVD-ROM: 16X<-------------------------------needed!!
    DVD-ROM Access Time: 120ms
    Form Factor: 5"
    Type: Combo Drive
    Model #: GCC-4522BB
    Item #: N82E16827136060R


    In Stock <LI class=noteSavings>$1.00 Three Day Shipping<----sweet bringing total to $21 even deliverd
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    Default Re: help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    For another $15 you could/should have gotten a Dual Layer DVD burner:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

    Free 3 day shipping on that one. Those DVD/CD burner combo's are just not versatile. Plus. NEC makes one of the best burners out.
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    Default Re: help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    Furthermore, Linux can be installed from any media with sufficient capacity. Some distros come on floppies...

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    Default Re: help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Furthermore, Linux can be installed from any media with sufficient capacity. Some distros come on floppies...
    i agree yawg but his and mine came on dvd....
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    Default Re: help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    Thread cleaned up. If you folks wish to continue your discussion, please be considerate to others and do it via PM.

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    Default Re: help me install linux please... am a newbie hir... tnx

    linux distros come on far more media than just DVD.

    this is no different than buying a game on DVD when you only have a CD-ROM.

    go download the CD iso pay more attention next time

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