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Old 10-29-2009, 06:58 AM   #1
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Exclamation Installing openSUSE 11.1 on old computer without CD drive

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?

Old 10-29-2009, 07:00 AM   #2
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Does the laptop have a usb port?,if so you could try installing from a usb flashdrive.
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How about a net-install, or net-ish install?

Check out these links for some info and starting points:

Old 10-29-2009, 03:27 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.


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