How to install new Ubuntu without a CD

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 21:43:16 UTC 2018


You all are right.
 - it's a laptop
 - it's the CD that's bad
 - it can boot USB (I'm embarassed that this didn't come to mind.  Another
reminder of how old I'm getting to be.)

I'm currently working on a YUMI setup which will solve all of my problems.
In fact I had an old one hidden away and all I'm doing is downloading and
installing a few variants to the drive.

Thanks.


On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 5:24 AM Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:

> 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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