Linux on toshiba?? I killed win 7!

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by renedear40, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. renedear40

    renedear40 New Member

    Apr 30, 2013
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    :mad:Is it possible to download Linux to my Toshiba L505, which tells me that I wiped out WIN 7? I don't know what I did, but????? no O.S. shows up, no reboot disk for WIN 7! i NOW HAVE A $569.00 PAPERWEIGHT!! NOT PRETTY!!! thanks

  2. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    a suggestion

    First, to check out your hard drive and get a feel for how things tend to work, download a LiveCD of a Linux distro that will allow data recovery -- like Puppy Linux. Connect at a friend's house (or somewhere) for download, then burn the iso at no more than 8X.

    Once burnt, change BIOS (presuming it's not a UEFI system) to boot from cdrom and run Puppy as a recovery tool while being introduced to GNU/Linux, simultaneously.

    Have a small blank USB stick on hand, and enjoy!

    Just a suggestion.

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