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Ok, I have a toshiba laptop with no USB recognized in boot, and no CDrom drive so I installed Mint to a Dell computer and then swapped the harddrive into the toshiba which, after changing the video driver, got me a workable system but there are small nagging points, such as the computer not turning off after it has shut down, which make me feel like there must be a way to have the system recompile the drivers from the CD since the system once loaded recognizes my external CDrom drive, as it does USB ports(but not in BIOS)
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Mint configures the install for the hardware you are installing on. Your laptop has different hardware, so this method will cause glithces/problems because it doesn't see the hardware it was installed on.
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