[GRLUG] Installing Linux w/out CD Drive.
rvillarreal at mktec.com
Sat Feb 21 22:58:32 EST 2009
I'm not clear from your responses if you have a second computer. If not, you
can stop reading here.
If you do, I was able to do an install without a disc (my scenario is that my
laptop had a broken CD drive that couldn't boot off of flash drives either
and didn't have an external drive enclosure).
The instructions should be easy to google for, but if you can boot with PXE,
you can install if you have a second computer that acts as a TFTP server.
On Sat February 21 2009 9:29:22 pm Jason Kisner wrote:
> haha. Thanks for all the offers, but unfortunately I don't have a computer
> that can run the discs, at all. I can explore the discs, but not run them.
> I was hoping for a completely, or mostly, disc-less installation. Since the
> discs are pretty much useless. And I'm not willing to pay the extra 30$ for
> an external CD reader yet. Nor do I have a way over to Cornerstone,
> unfortunately. :P
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 9:26 PM, <topher at wcsg.org> wrote:
> > > USB flash drive as someone already mentioned or you can pull the HD out
> > and
> > > put it in an external case on another computer and install from CD that
> > > way.
> > I've installed Linux on a LOT of netbooks now, and an external USB cd rom
> > drive is wonderful. We played with installing from a USB stick, but it
> > was hit and miss as to whether it would work.
> > Pricegrabber show an HP for $32.63.
> > In a pinch Jason, you could swing by my office sometime and do an install
> > with my external drive.
> > >> Rick
> > >>
> > >> On Friday 20 February 2009 11:07:02 pm Jason Kisner wrote:
> > >>> I need help doing this. I just recently got an ACER AspireOne with
> > Linpus
> > >>> Linux Lite... Needless to say I'm less than satisfied with the
> > >>> system,
> > and
> > >>> I want to put Ubuntu on it. (I'd like to get to the newest version,
> > >>> eventually) The thing is... it doesn't have a CD Drive (only a little
> > over
> > >>> 8 inches wide. and no room for one.) How do I do this?
> > >>
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