View Full Version : [edubuntu] Install with no DVD drive

December 28th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Hi, hopefully someone can help me out here.

I want to install Edubuntu 9.10 on an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 laptop for my young son but cannot find a way to install it. I have downloaded the Edubuntu DVD ISO image and burnt it to a DVD. However, the laptop only has a CD drive. Also, the laptop doesn't have the ability to boot from USB so I cannot install from a memory stick or USB connected DVD drive.

Does anyone have any suggestions how I could install Edubuntu 9.10 considering these limitations. If it was available on CD's then I could install it ok but It doesn't appear to be available on CD's.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.

Many thanks


December 28th, 2009, 03:21 PM
you can install ubuntu then install the edubuntu packages

December 28th, 2009, 06:07 PM
oh ok, thanks for that.

I wasn't aware you could do that. Presumably then you just download and install the Edubuntu stuff from the "Ubuntu Software Centre" like any other software.

Thanks for you help

December 29th, 2009, 07:13 AM
you can go to synaptic and search for edubuntu. then install the packages you need. i believe this way is easier