External DVD writer?

Brian Beattie beattie at beattie-home.net
Mon Mar 10 04:02:29 UTC 2008

I've had a couple of USB CD and DVD writers and they have all worked
with no setup or problems.

On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 01:48 +0100, Peter Diercks wrote:
> Hello List!
> Somehow my old CD drive has died. Now I consider buying a DVD writer.
> For certain reasons I would prefer an external one which connects to my
> Dell 4200 PC through USB.
> My questions: Do external DVD drives work under Ubuntu 7.10? Are there
> manufacturers/models one should avoid? Can such drives be configurated
> as boot drives? Does this depend on the PC's BIOS version, and if so,
> how can I tell a "good" BIOS from a "bad" one?
> Kind regards,
> Peter
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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