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Offline MattC

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No Install Route
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:56:57 pm »
Hi,

I am trying to install Linux Lite on an old laptop.  However, the DVD drive does not seem to be working very well and I have tried installing a new one with the same results.  None of the installation disks seem to work, so I would speculate that the problem is more than just a dodgy drive.  The laptop does have a floppy drive and USB ports, but the BIOS does not allow booting from the USB port, but does from the floppy drive.  I would like to get Linus Lite installed on the laptop.  Does anyone have any idea how to proceed?

Matt

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Re: No Install Route
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 04:15:43 pm »
Hi Matt.

I had exactly this problem on a very cheap, second-hand desktop: it wouldn't boot from the USB drive, which is what I wanted to do. 
The solution, from this Forum, was simply to remove the drive, insert it into a computer that would boot from a USB (or in your case a DVD) and install (in my case) Ubuntu.  Then remove the drive and put it back into the original computer.  And it worked fine. 

Of course you do need another computer - or a very good friend.

Best of luck;  and do let us know how you solve the problem.
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Re: No Install Route
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 04:15:43 pm »

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Re: No Install Route
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 09:24:37 pm »
Thanks for that.  I'll need to think about that, but it sounds promising.

Matt

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Re: No Install Route
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 02:23:04 am »
Hi,

I am trying to install Linux Lite on an old laptop.

Mind giving us the terminal output for
Code: [Select]
inxi -Fz
for this laptop?

 ;)
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 11:28:30 pm by spence »

 


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