have new hard drives but will not install any Linux program.

Asked by Bernadett

my mobo is a A8n32-sli delux, I have 2 new 80GBs hard drives that never had any OP system on them. My bios recognizes both hard drives. the hard drives will not allow any Linux operating system to be installed on them, what do I do now?

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MarkyC (mmmarcooo) said :

What do you mean they "will not allow". I've never heard of this, but maybe you need to set in your BIOS to boot from CD first?

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Bernadett (bernadett) said :

I can use my computer for any use with the CD or live use but when I try to install it goes through the install process but when it is finished and I try to start computer with the hard drive and not the CD I get the message reboot or use the media CD and hit any key.

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Bill Pollifrone (waylandbill) said :

Did you install a boot loader?

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Bernadett (bernadett) said :

I am old toothless65 years old and have not even reach newbe stage what
the mhell is a boot loader?
I stick in the CD and wait. I have trie this on 2 different Ubuntu
live CDs and a knoppix CD and all said I could install to hard drive.
What did I do wrong or what is wrong with my computer? thank You for
any help you can give.

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Dean Sas (dsas) said :

A bootloader is a program that loads up an operating system, such as Ubuntu or Windows.

After you have finished installation and rebooted does the live cd start up again?

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Raphael J. Schmid (raphael-j-schmid) said :

Did you remove the Live CD after installation?
Is there some small counter going 3...2...1 some time after you turn on your computer?

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