How to install new Ubuntu without a CD

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Aug 24 12:22:46 UTC 2018


At Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:45:05 +0100 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 
> On 23/08/18 21:53, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> > hi,
> > Am Donnerstag, den 23.08.2018, 21:10 +0100 schrieb Peter Flynn:
> >>  
> >>>>
> >>>> I have an old laptop that
> > ...
> >> You can get a card with two USB ports on and insert that ...
> > 
> > might be a bit tricky in a laptop ;)
> 
> Defnitely, I had missed that bit :-)
> 
> The last time I saw a laptop without a USB port was in 2000 running
> Windows/ME, so I am assuming as I said that "media reader" is some kind
> of socket device (USB? SD card?)

I understood "media reader" as optical disk (CD/DVD) reader. Very often laptop
optical disk (CD/DVD) readers go bad -- they are just not built to last.  Some 
of them can be removed and replaced easily enough (if one really wants to 
bother).

> 
> So yes, probably take out the HD, get a caddy and mount it as an
> external drive on another computer and install the OS that way.
> 
> ///Peter
> 
> 

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