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Old 05-13-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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Installing linux on an empty laptop (only usb)


Hi,

I have a problem. My laptop's CDrom is down. My machine is without any O/S. the only working thing on my laptop is my USB port. Is there any way i can install a linux into my laptop?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-13-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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Plz give us some info...

Dear why dont you try to use an external cdrom with a USB port...
moreover can u plz send us ur system info...
thats all i have for you...
TC
 
Old 05-13-2006, 12:42 AM   #3
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have a look at slax.org

I carry around a bootable usb pen drive on a keychain in my pocket.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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i think mine is a P4. I cant remember the processor speed. it's from compaq.

Yup.i wish i could use the external CDrom. However, i do not have one at the moment. heh. .so i'm trying to find out if there's any other way to get an O/S into my laptop..

Thanks khattaking...
 
Old 05-13-2006, 01:44 AM   #5
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u can do one more thing and that is by putting the OS in a bootable usb and then reboot your laptop by keeping the first option as Removeable Media... This will be helpful in the installation of OS...
 
Old 05-13-2006, 03:20 AM   #6
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Thanks khattaking

one more thing. do u know if creative mp3 (Nomad Muvo2) is bootable? i cant seem to boot dynebolic using this mp3 player.

Another thing. is there any distro u might recommend for the bootable usb?
 
Old 05-13-2006, 08:50 AM   #7
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one more thing. do u know if creative mp3 (Nomad Muvo2) is bootable? i cant seem to boot dynebolic using this mp3 player.
When you copy songs onto it do you have to use a special piece of software, or does it appear as a USB mass storage device (as a scsi disk in linux). If the latter then it is probably possible to boot from, if the former then I don't think there is any way to.
 
  


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