Ubuntu on Lenovo Laptops - exernal USB devices
smoutpete at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 16:24:58 UTC 2014
On 15/04/14 17:08, Peter Goggin wrote:
> One of the many problems I need to solve before I can transfer the
> laptops to ubuntu is he need for an external dvd writer. Two of the
> laptops have build in CD r/w DVD ROM drive. The other tow have no
> drives. I have a lenovo external cd r/w, DVD ROM drive.but this does
> not let me burn DVDs.
> Is there an external DVD R?W drive which will work with ubuntu on lenovo
> Is there a list of hardware which has drivers for ubuntu?
> Peter Goggin
The install .iso is kind of generic once burnt to a disk it will install
Ubuntu on any machine!
If you wish you can use a USB pen drive to install Ubuntu, the only
proviso is that your laptop will boot from USB, but if it has no
built-in drive how else would you do it? ;)
I personally now use a pen drive (16gb but 8gb will do fine) to install
every time as I have found it quicker to 'burn' (using unetbootin, as
'start-up-disk-creator' has never worked for me) and much quicker to
install, and it has the added bonus of being a 'live' system to show off
to friends on their machine, without having to make excuses for the lag
when running off of CD.
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