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Old 01-21-2015, 01:12 PM   #16
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Hi,

I have been building my music library using the CD/DVD drive and find that easier. Why purchase when you already have the music. My media usage for DVD movies even having Neflix keep my library accessible. I even keep a spare external CD/DVD/Blue for when I travel.
Each to his/her own.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 01-21-2015, 01:39 PM   #17
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I store my music library on a disk connected to the router with OpenWRT installed, available from anywhere in the world
 
Old 01-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #18
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I wouldn't get a CD drive because I wouldn't use it.
That is because you do not have a 63 Ford PU truck with a CD player like I do.

Look under "Scooters" in my profile pictures. I do not like the card reader car stereos in the desert.
They are too flimsy in a Desert environment. Too each their own.


@ Soadyheid. I have pulled hard drives and installed a Distro from one brand of laptop to another.
The kernel picks up on the different hardware. Only reconfigure I had to do was with the wireless interface.

I went from wlan0 to wlan1. But it can be hit or miss depending on graphics chips and sound chips.
I have been the windshield instead of the bug so far doing installs this way.

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Old 01-22-2015, 06:14 AM   #19
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@ Soadyheid. I have pulled hard drives and installed a Distro from one brand of laptop to another.
The kernel picks up on the different hardware. Only reconfigure I had to do was with the wireless interface.
Cheers rokytnji, fairly similar to my own findings with x86 boxes. But...

I once had a load of problems when swapping an IBM AIX disk between two slightly differing models of RS6000 7043 43P (I think it was), ended up with ghost disks and goodness knows what else hence my post. More to do with the vagaries of AIX and IBMs PowerPC architecture I suspect.

Thanks again

Play Bonny!

 
Old 01-22-2015, 01:37 PM   #20
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This computer doesn't have that option.
order another BIOS chip with a new BIOS software in it: perhaps a new BIOS has a USB boot option?
I personally already ordered a chip here http://www.biosflash.com/index.htm (my PC chip was not listed in that page; I contacted them and they had it anywhere and made a new chip for few money).
 
Old 01-23-2015, 12:46 PM   #21
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I have a computer that I made myself a few years ago. The internal DVD drive does not work anymore.
go to a friend: take the dvd reader out of his pc, put it on your, start linux from the dvd and installon the hdd, put the dvd reader back? you dont need to buy. just have few friends.
 
Old 01-23-2015, 03:39 PM   #22
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Was this machine built from old harware or was it just that machine was built a couple of years ago?
 
  


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