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hojotoolee2
July 2nd, 2008, 06:56 PM
I got an old laptop, the cd-rom doesn't work, and I wanted to load Xubuntu or ubuntu on it to try it out. What to do?

Thanks

avtolle
July 2nd, 2008, 07:09 PM
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/#Installation%20without%20a%20CD should give you alternatives to consider.

johniv
July 2nd, 2008, 07:25 PM
I know that my computer lets you set up a USB to boot first.

It puts it under "hard drive boot order"

ashleycameron
July 2nd, 2008, 07:28 PM
You can boot through USB port... But you should Change the boot up settings...

adewale
July 2nd, 2008, 08:07 PM
Take a look at http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

goforlinux
July 2nd, 2008, 08:10 PM
I see your only choice is booting thru USB umm bios though sometimes doesnt like that very much youll have to mess with somethings in there first i think.....

hojotoolee2
July 2nd, 2008, 08:35 PM
Thanks, everyone, I should've mention my old laptop probably won't let me boot from usb. Reading from some of your response I found that I can netboot.

If anyone have the same issue the link is here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromWindows