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Old 10-29-2009, 07:58 AM   #1
jameske
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Exclamation Installing openSUSE 11.1 on old computer without CD drive


Hi,
I have been trying different methods for installing openSUSE 11.1 on an old Dell Latitude D600 laptop with corrupt CD/DVD Drive. So far I have gone through four days and yet no solution.

I have no current operating system on the laptop.

What is the best way to install OpenSUSE on this computer? Could I do a network install (and if so how), or can I plug the HDD into another computer, install openSUSE and the put the HDD back into the laptop?

Thanks,
James
 
Old 10-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #2
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Does the laptop have a usb port?,if so you could try installing from a usb flashdrive.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 08:03 AM   #3
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How about a net-install, or net-ish install?

Check out these links for some info and starting points:

http://vavai.net/2009/01/04/opensuse...without-cddvd/
http://lizards.opensuse.org/2008/06/...t-burning-cds/

Sasha
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies,
There is a USB port but I don't have a usb harddrive, or a memory stick big enough.
I'll have a look at a net-ish install.

--James

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