Installing linux mint 13 without a DVD drive

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Installing linux mint 13 without a DVD drive

Postby McGregor on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:00 am

Hi.

Is there any installation list that can guide me to install Linux mint on a laptop that only have a CD-Rom and cant boot from its USB port?
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Re: Installing linux mint 13 without a DVD drive

Postby wayne128 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:09 am

Read this thread
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=103449


and if interested, get the iso viao torrent.
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Re: Installing linux mint 13 without a DVD drive

Postby kwisher on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:03 pm

Another option is to try the free Plop bootloader. It will allow older PC's to boot from USB. I've used it once with great success.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Installing linux mint 13 without a DVD drive

Postby McGregor on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:40 am

Thanks, I mananged to borrow a DVD drive that fitted in the CDrom slot. Now it works.

But. Is there anybody here that can help me to find out what type of graphics card there is in my laptop? I seached everywhere, and can't find anything about it.
Its a Packard Bell iGo modell Mit-WEA01. I think there is some kind of VIA system on this laptop, but dont know any chipset.

Please help me, so I can get the driver for it. (WinXP) It seems that Linux Mint uses a standard driver.
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