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Old 05-28-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Install Linux mint on netbook without cd drive

Hi, I have Linux mint 8 iso and would like to install it on an Asus eee machine, for light web surfing and perhaps a movie only.
I have istalled Linux mandrake once ages ago and red hat once too.
The only other machine I have is a bigger netbook on vista, if I can get Linux working on the smaller then use it on my bigger machine too.
Is it possible to use an USB HSDPA modem using mint on this netbook?
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The common way it to make a live usb flash or external hard drive (since I doubt you have a cd/dvd drive)

You can use the live usb to work on the modem before you have to install.

I prefer liveusbcreator from the fedora project since it seems to work the best and can make a persistent area.
Old 05-28-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
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As to that modem your mileage may vary. People have been known to get them to work; it depends somewhat on the brand and compatibility with modemmanager example


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