[GRLUG] Installing Linux w/out CD Drive.

Bob Kline bob.kline at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 14:02:14 EST 2009

Not all older machines will boot from
a USB device AFAIK.  i.e., The BIOS
might not support it.  Maybe just something
to keep in mind for older hardware.

   -- Bob

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Adam Tauno Williams <
awilliam at whitemice.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 23:07 -0500, 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?
> Use a USB CD drive,  they work very well and every modern BIOS can boot
> from USB.  The CD/DVD drive in my laptop has been physically broken for
> some time and I've done all my installs/upgrades (openSUSE) from a USB
> DVD drive.  Specifically an LG "External Super Multi DVD Rewriter"
> Model: GSA-E60L,  firmware version 1.00.   It also works great for
> burning single and dual layer disks.
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