That's not possible. You have to extract files on windows and burn them on CDs then you can use these CD's to install linux.QMA said:i want to install linux. it is stored in my laptop in 5 files of format .rar. i want to instal it. how can i do so while running windows xp.
That's true start WinRar and in options->settings->integration remove the iso support!neils_arm_strong said:Probably your files are not rar format.They may be iso files with winrar icon.
If you have iso files and your filesystem is fat32 then you can install linux from your hard drive.But again you need to burn one boot CD.