Interestingly enough I had completely forgotten what I had did months ago and then all of a sudden it came to me that when I was working as a Painter someone was throwing away a PC, and me being me I ended up taking it home and taking some of the parts out that I would use in other computers like ribbon cables screws and hard drives. Then I discarded all that I did not want.
And so I took one of the hard drives out that was like 40 GB and put in it the PC and yesterday I was working on an older PC I had that had been laying around for some time. So I decided what the heck why don’t I boot it up and see what happened and it was quite interesting to say the least.
I found out that Windows 2000 was installed already, which didn’t really surprise me. At the same time when I got it running I immediately decided that I hated it and wanted another Operating System to run on this machine. I immediately thought of making this a Linux box, Linux Mint to be more specific and I talk more about that particular flavor of Linux in another post.
The problem I immediately ran into was that this particular machine had a CD drive installed in it and all I had to install operating systems was DVDs. But no problem, since I had a DVD drive that I was able to use to get things going. And that went fine.
This may indeed sound crazy to you but this is what I did! I remembered that I had purchased a computer magazine by the name of PC Utilities a while back(last summer I believe) and it came to me that there was a DVD that came with it that had a selection of useful programs from Antiviruses to a program called Unetbootin which despite the funny name is really useful as you will see.
Stay tuned as I will finish this story a bit later