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Old 08-29-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Need a distribution that can be installed from a USB cd/dvd drive to IDE flash

Has anyone successfully installed a linux distribution from a usb-attached cd/dvd drive to an IDE flash device, such as Transcend's TS2GDOM40V (

I've been trying to install Fedora Core 6 on a computer sold by Devon IT, model NTA 6020A ( and the install hangs, at a different point each time.

I need to know about distributions that have been successfully installed on this kind of hardware.

Old 08-29-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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you might want to check out this link

the attached CD/DVD rom shouldn't be a problem just make sure you can boot from it

Old 08-30-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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i install debian and flux/x/ubuntu in a Compact Flash ... but the mother can boot from compact flash and then have to use a IDE compact flash adapter.


usb boot

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