External DVD writer?

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 05:37:04 UTC 2008

Peter Diercks wrote:

> My questions: Do external DVD drives work under Ubuntu 7.10? Are there

I don't you should have any problems with USB optical writer in Ubuntu 
at all.

> manufacturers/models one should avoid? Can such drives be configurated

I have a Samsung optical writer working flawlessly here in at least 
Debian and Ubuntu.

> 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?

Yes, it does. The 'good' BIOS has a boot order option where you can set 
the computer to boot from a USB drive (along with CDROM, HDD, network, 


> Kind regards,
> Peter

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