View Full Version : [ubuntu] Strange Install Process

April 15th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Ok where to start

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro Laptop

The dvd drive doesnt work,
It wont boot from USB or external dvd

I installed current version of Ubuntu using xp that used to be on here before i used Ubuntu to wipe hard drive for Ubuntu alone system,

Everything works fine except for dvd rom,
and it only had a 40gb hdd in it,
But i just got a new 120gb hd for it and tried to install but can not get to boot to external dvd or usb.

I have a external sata dock, and i am wondering if anybody can tell me is it possible to install, ubuntu 10.10 on new hard drive via dock before putting into laptop?

To install ubuntu 10.10 last time i was able to get it to force a reboot to external dvd from winxp.

I am a ubuntu mm newb. So if there is a way can you please give me a step by step run through.

P.s the install onto new sata drive onto dock will be from inside current install of ubuntu 10.10.

Thanks for any help in advanced

April 15th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Just wondering, did you make a bootable usb?