View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hard Drive Install

January 1st, 2010, 07:26 PM
I wanted to try out Ubuntu, can I install it on a slaved hard drive without using a cd? I have an empty hard drive slaved into my system is it possible to add files this way?

mr clark25
January 1st, 2010, 07:53 PM
do you have windows on the primary drive?

i think there is a way. i dont know exactly how, though. i know you can make a bootable usb drive that you can install from. i know how to do that in Linux, but i dont know how to do it in windows.

January 1st, 2010, 07:57 PM
Yes I have windows on my C drive and an empty D that is larger wich is the one I want it on, I don't have a dvd burner so...

January 1st, 2010, 08:00 PM

January 1st, 2010, 08:05 PM
Hmm posts are confusing doesnt explain how to install without CD but how to dual boot without goin into bios

January 1st, 2010, 09:35 PM
If you have a friend who can help you, you can use a 2GB thumbdrive to create an installer tool. You're still gonna need an optical drive, but only to make the USB installer.