I'll give you the basics, as I know questions will follow:
- My HD is dead. Stone. Cold. Dead. I cannot boot into windows and can't get past the BIOS unless I run Zorin from a USB thumb drive. But I cannot install it because (duh!) the HD is dead.
- Computer is a Dell Latitude 3390 2-in-1.
I am good with installs, but it's been YEARS since I put in a new hard drive. I got one that fits. What I'd like to do is put the Zorin ISO image on the HD through my other laptop using an external HD enclosure. I know a new HD has to have system software to work.
So, do I boot the 3390 from thumb drive and install Zorin on the new (unformatted) HD, or do I burn the Zorin ISO image to the HD through my other comp and install and boot from the HD? In other words, what do I have to do to get the HD functional and running Zorin with no traces of Windows (which I care not to run in dual boot mode)?