[GRLUG] Installing Linux w/out CD Drive.

Jason Kisner airplanejay at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 20:06:28 EST 2009

Ok. On the computer I'm trying to install to, there is no CD ROM drive. And
I do not have a way to get a USB one sans forking up the money and ordering
one, which I'm not willing to do. The computer that DOES have the CD DRIVE
cannot RUN the start discs, but can open and explore them as data discs. it
has less than 256 megs of RAM. (Also it isn't mine, so suggestions of
getting more/upgrading the RAM are out of the question. So don't even say
anything on that matter.)

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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