What am I doing wrong with Linux?
I've been trying to get Fedora 11 on a relatively old computer that, until recently, was running Windows XP home edition. It worked fine on that, but wouldn't detect any Linux Live CD's I put in there ( burned off the internet--could iso be the culprit?) to try to test Linux. It was set to boot from the CD-Rom drive and everything, but it simply didn't detect the live CD's. I thought that was just some weird thing about my computer, and that it would work if I simply did a major OS change. So I bought a new HDD and configured it for single. The computer detects the hard drive, it works great, but then the computer doesn't detect the first Fedora 11 install disc ( again from the internet) in the CD-Rom drive. And now, perhaps I just don't have the jumper right, but now the computer won't detect the old hard drive I replaced, when it's connected singly. Any help is welcome. My theory is that it is one of the following things: The iso format of the CD's is messing with the computer ( so it wouldn't read Live CD's earlier), the CD-RW's and R's are old, corrupted, etc., or that my computer is somehow totally incompatible with Linux. I skimmed the hardware before trying to install Fedora, and didn't see anything obviously Windows-only. It is designed for Windows '98, 2000, etc. It is a Dell Dimension XPS T650r with intel Pentium 3. Thanks!