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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:44 AM
Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:52 AM
I don't know how you created the bootable iso but I have had good luck using Rufus. When you run it, select iso image in the dropdown box and click the small folder to browse to your iso.
And by the way, Welcome to BC
Edited by JohnC_21, 11 June 2014 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:00 AM
If you can't get it to work with a flash drive, I'd try putting it on a DVD. I've got one old PC that won't boot from flash drives, but it will boot from DVDs.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:17 AM
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:25 AM
You download and run Rufus on another computer. No need to put it on the USB. When you select the iso file, it will add the bootable files to the USB along with Zorin. Attach the USB to the XP computer and boot up. It should start the Zorin install.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:36 AM
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:38 AM
Okay, If Rufus does not work for you there is another program that works well creating bootable USB's with iso files.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:52 AM
I wish you luck with the flash drive effort. I saw your comment that you don't have a CD/DVD drive and that you only have an 8 GB hard drive (wow!), so this computer has to be pretty vintage. I would just like to reiterate that some older computers will not boot from flash drives. I hope that's not the case for you, but I can't help but wonder if it isn't. If that's the case, you could always spend $25 for an external CD/DVD drive and try booting from a DVD that way.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:26 AM
Sorry about that. It is Unetbootin.
Even though Zorin is not listed, you can still use it to create a bootable USB from any bootable iso file.
Were you able to get Zorin to boot using Rufus?
Edited by JohnC_21, 11 June 2014 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:47 AM
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:50 AM
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:54 AM
I would try Rufus first. You may even want to try using the Zorin iso you have downloaded already to see if it boots. It could not hurt. By the way, are you downloading Zorin Lite? Because I believe that is the distro you would use for a netbook like yours.
Edit: The Zorin download page gives the MD5 signature for the iso. You can check to see if the Zorin iso you have already downloaded is okay by checking it's MD5 signature with a utility that does that.
Edited by JohnC_21, 11 June 2014 - 11:57 AM.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:16 PM
@wpgwpg I am doing this for a friend so I am not in a position now to purchase an external DVD drive so I hope the USB boot works. In the bios boot menu it does recognize the USB but just won't boot. The USB is 8 GB, could it just be the car that the USB is too large for the laptop, I have found a 4 GB I didn't know I had so I will try it with that - do u think that could make a difference.
I'd be surprised if it made a difference, but with a computer that old, who knows. I'm sure it would fit. My Ubuntu 14 flash drive takes 1.7 GB and my Mint 16 DVD takes 1.1 GB, so no problem with sizes.
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