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The KLUMP ONE PC is in my house now.
Actually, this is the first computer of maybe
several. But I have no idea when others will
I don’t know anything about the machine. I just
know that this particular unit is about 10 years
old and has some form of Windows on it. It
is probably password protected. I have been
told that this machine has a BIOS. It has a CD
drive and a sound card.
Here’s what I want to do.
I am going to grab a monitor, keyboard, and
mouse from another machine, and fire this
thing up. Then I can see if it works at all.
If the machine runs, then I want to wipe the
hard drive clean. So I need to find out how
that is done.
After the hard drive is empty, then I want to
put LINUX on it. And as mentioned before,
most new versions of LINUX have MP3 players
included. I understand a popular LINUX MP3
player is called M Player. So again, the goal
right now is just to make this machine into
an MP3 player that will always run 24 hours
a day, never run down, and will have plenty of
There are a few things I don’t know how to
do. If you guys have any ideas I would be
very grateful. So here they are.
1) How do I wipe the hard drive clean?
2) How do I download LINUX from another
machine onto a USB memory stick?
3) How much memory should the USB stick
4) From what I understand, the USB stick
needs to just be plugged into the PC in
question, and the BIOS will take care of things.
Is this true?
I realize that these are basic questions with probably
many answers, and that the answers may be complicated
by all sorts of factors. But because of lack of eyesight,
and lack of experience with PCs, I am pretty lost here.
I can get help from my son in order to see what is
happening on the computer screen. So no problem there.
Anyway, thanks for reading this. Again, if you guys have any more
info, I would be grateful.
P.S. I know this last message is pretty redundant and that
you guys have already given quite a few answers. So I
guess if you can tell me how to wipe a PC hard drive clean,
at least, and then any other info you want to throw in will