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Clear laptop hard drive and install linux...

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by hernam19, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. hernam19

    hernam19 Member

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    so i was handed a toshiba portege 3490ct from a friend and it currently has windows xp, but it has all of the crap from my friend and i want that cleared. the problem is, the laptop doesnt have a CD drive or floppy drive, just a USB port, which i wanna say might be helpful in something. anyways, i tried resetting to the first settings when it was new, but nothing changed. so i decided i want the hard drive cleared and i want to put linux on it.

    any ideas would help
     
  2. krj15489

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    ok you should follow this tut to install dsl on a flash drive

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2006/09/20/all-in-one-usb-slaxzip

    if you dont have a flash drive then you will need to get one or get a cd drive. after the drive is ready you can use it to format the drive. then you can use the computer by booting into slax. that should work untill you can get a cd drive then install a better distro

     
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