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Old 08-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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LXer: How to install Linux on a computer without DVD drive


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The -- very old -- laptop of a friend of mine died the other day and I offered to give her my old laptop as a replacement. Problem was, an old version of Windows was installed on my old laptop which I had to get rid of. Since I did not have any spare Windows product keys at the time, I decided to install Linux on the device instead. While the main reason was that I could do so without paying a dime, it would improve the overall system security as well which is always a good thing. Since I'm not really a Linux guy, I had to do some research on how to get Linux on the device. Turns out, it is pretty simple and straightforward.Here is what you need for that:

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Old 08-16-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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Yeah, because old laptops that don't have CD drive will surely have a USB. What a maroon. He could have explain how to install large linux distro via FDD, but nope, let's write how to do the easiest stuff and about which there are thousands of other tutorials.
 
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Yeah, because old laptops that don't have CD drive will surely have a USB. What a maroon. He could have explain how to install large linux distro via FDD, but nope, let's write how to do the easiest stuff and about which there are thousands of other tutorials.
To be fair any laptop which doesn't have USB is going to be too old to simply install any OS on and may not be up to day-to-day tasks anyhow.
 
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Why? I use one like this. It is slow, but it's a useful backup laptop.
 
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Why? I use one like this. It is slow, but it's a useful backup laptop.
You're running a modern mainstream distribution on a laptop that's so old it doesn't have USB ports? How many hours does it take to open the Ubuntu search screen?
 
  


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