I'm fixing up an old Dell Inspiron 1501 and want to run Ubuntu on it.
The hard drive broke and is being replaced with a new one. How should I go about installing Ubuntu? Should I burn it to a CD from another computer and boot the dell with the CD? Also, what should I do about installing driver software on the dell? I've already downloaded all the drivers on another computer and I'm confused as to how to install these drivers on Ubuntu.
Thank you for your time.
EDIT: I have another problem. I burned Ubuntu on a CD, installed the new hard drive, went to BIOS and changed the boot order with the CD drive in spot 1, inserted CD and restarted. A black screen with a message from Broadcom reads,
Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v2.1.0 PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM..
This screen stays until the computer is restarted and startup would not proceed beyond this point. We disabled Broadcom PXE in BIOS boot priority screen. Now the computer will stay on an empty black screen during the startup process.