Ubuntu on Lenovo Laptops - exernal USB devices

Peter Smout 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
> laptops?
> Is there a list of hardware which has drivers for ubuntu?
> Thanks
> 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.

Good luck

Pete S

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