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no it says no media in drive?
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Did you boot the computer with it in the drive and that's what it says?
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Did you boot the computer with it in the drive and that's what it says?
PM'd you.

Currently looking for somewhere to download a 64 bit verison of linux
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PM'd you.

Currently looking for somewhere to download a 64 bit verison of linux
64 bit for what distro?
SUSE 64bit -from http from torrent
Ubuntu

Suse is a DVD, Ubuntu is one CD.

Make sure then that you burn the linux image (the .ISO file) to a disc as an image.
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64 bit for what distro?
SUSE 64bit -from http from torrent
Ubuntu

Suse is a DVD, Ubuntu is one CD.

Make sure then that you burn the linux image (the .ISO file) to a disc as an image.
Since you're running a quad, and dual booting is an unnecessary evil, I suggest installing VMWare Server (free, just sign up for license) and run linux in a virtual machine. This will allow you to leave your Windows untouched and you'll be able to run linux simultaneously. VMWare can also mount ISO's to eliminate needing to burn the ISO to a CD before you create the Virtual Machine.
    
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I dont want to use windows I just want to use linux on it
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you could just use this site to create a 5mb barebones folding cd thats boots and takes care of everything for you, the only downside is that if you lose power you lose the work unit you are working on as i doesn't install anything to a hard drive, in fact you don't need a hard drive just a cdrom
    
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