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New HD - wanting to install zorrin o.s.


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#1 Old_Feller

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

I've downloaded zorrin o.s..and saved it to a thumb drive. I removed the old HD, (which was bad), and installed a new HD,

 

Dell GX 280, BIOS version A04 (02-09-05).

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Boot Sequence

1. USB Device  

2. Onboard or USB CD ROM Drive  

3. Onboard or USB Floppy Drive  

4. Onboard SATA Hard Drive

 

 

 I started the computer and the o.s. did not proceed to load. I get a message; "No boot device available".

 

What do I need to do? I have no experience with any of the open-source operating systems.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

Hi and welcome

 

How did you burn the ISO to usb

 

If you want to install Zorin may I suggest you read this first, Everything you need to install Zorin is in that post.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/638894/installing-zorin-os-12-core-64-bit/

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask here.

 

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:35 AM

Thank you for the reply. 

 

Boot Sequence

1. USB Device  

2. Onboard or USB CD ROM Drive  

3. Onboard or USB Floppy Drive  

4. Onboard SATA Hard Drive

 

That would be the correct boot sequence, right?

 

I will read through the link you provided and let you know if I have further questions.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:47 AM

Hi Old_Feller

 

Yes the boot sequence is right but if you have merely "saved" the .iso to usb, that will not work, hence the message. You have to "burn" it to usb. Then boot from that burned stick.

 

Follow the link Nick provided you, it contains links to get tools to use.

 

I have Zorin OS 12 on board, and can help with questions in a new Topic after install, but I suspect you are attempting to dualboot with Windows, is that so?

 

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:00 AM

Yes the boot sequence is right but if you have merely "saved" the .iso to usb, that will not work, hence the message. You have to "burn" it to usb. Then boot from that burned stick.

 

 

 

Agreed. Wiz is right.

 

ISO files have to be 'burnt' to a CD/DVD or USB stick. An ISO file is typically locked, and 'read-only'. What the burning process does is to 'unpack' and arrange items into the correct sequence for the entire thing to be able to boot as an operating system.

 

The thread Nick linked you to will help enormously.

 

 

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