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Old 01-11-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
jmlbm
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Question how to install a linux distro if i have no disk drive


hello,

I am trying to install a linux distro ( at this point it doesnt even matter which one ) to my old tablet pc.

the problem is that it does not have a disk drive and that I dont know anyone with an external disk drive.

therefore, I was wondering if anybody could help me find an other way to install linux without using any CD's

thanks

J-m
 
Old 01-11-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, what manufacturer/model of tablet so we can see some specs. Maybe it can usb boot, or has ethernet connectivity...

Debian has a hard disk install option.

This is the only other link I've found, though you might also get away with putting the drive in another machine for the initial install...
 
Old 01-11-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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Do you mean no hard disk drive or no CD/DVD player/burner drive?

If it's the latter (which I hope it is) you can download a program called unetbootin from Sourceforge (http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html) which allows you to install a Linux distro straight to your hard drive.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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Assuming you are talking about not having a CD drive, and you do have a hard disk AND an Ethernet connection:

http://goodbye-microsoft.com/

This will install Debian on your system. I'm sure there are other network install options as well.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 06:15 PM   #5
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Debian is also one of the choices offered by Unetbootin.

It does work. I used it to install xubuntu 7.10 on my old computer once.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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thanks

thanks to all the replies I will try the unetbooting

jm
 
  


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