As many of you can tell by the subject line, I'm inexperienced.
Please explain things in simple terms.
I'm trying to get a laptop to work. A friend gave it to me. It had
Windows XP + virus and won't fully start. So, I thought to replace
Windows with Linux: preferably, a simple version. I tried Ubuntu, but
it hung, probably because a 5-year-old laptop won't handle Ubuntu.
So, I tried Puppy Linux, which is supposed to play nice with older
hardware (even as far back as a 386).
The instructions for Puppy Linux are to download a 130 MB file, save
it to CD, and boot the laptop with the CD. But when I copied the file
onto CD (using Windows), it ended up not being bootable. At least the
laptop doesn't think it's bootable.
Can somebody please tell me, in simple terms, how to make better