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Old 05-22-2011, 01:57 AM   #1
mjballou
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Angry Getting an External CD R/W Drive to work with an ASUS Eee Linux based Netbook


I could not get get the LG External CD R/W Drive that I recently purchased to work with my ASUS Eee Netbook (Linux based) and ended up giving the drive to a friend to use with his Windows XP based laptop.

How do I make an External CD R/W Drive work with this Linux-based machine?

I am an engineer (civil-structural), but not that savvy with respect to computers; particularly issues of compatibility of hardware / software.
 
Old 05-22-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?
Most any external CDROM drive should be able to work for you. If you want to be able to boot from the external CDROM drive to install linux, be sure to set the external drive to be the first boot device in the computer's BIOS.

To see if the external CDROM drive is detected in linux, put a CD in the drive and run lsusb in the terminal This will list all usb devices that the computer detects.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:36 AM   #3
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What distro are you using ??
 
  


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