I recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 7500. It has Windows XP installed on it currently and is super slow. So I decided to install Linux on the machine, but I have failed over and over. I have tried Ubuntu, Crunchbang, Fedora, and Mint. It is set in BIOS to boot from CD/DVD first. I also put in a Windows Server 2003 disk and it wouldn't boot to that either. I then tried to update the BIOS, but I don't have nor know where to obtain floppy disks anymore. I did read somewhere that X has problems with this model due to display settings.
- How can I install Linux?
- If I can't install Linux how can I install Server 2003?
- How can I update the BIOS?