No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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Ok, so LMDE is only available on DVD. Problem is my computer doesn't have an internal DVD drive. I have an external one, but BIOS doesn't seem to support it. It only supports USB CD, which I presume doesn't include external USB DVD drive - and yes, I tried - it just stalls, probably because it doesn't know how to handle a USB DVD.

The developers didn't even provide a CD iso. So how am I supposed to install LMDE?

My BIOS doesn't even support bootable USB flash drives. It just supports bootable CDs.

1. Can the developers please release a CD iso?
2. Can anyone please tell me how I can install LMDE on a computer that only supports bootable CD media?

I can even try using a combo of Plop Boot Manager and a USB iso if the developers release that, but they only release DVD isos. What's a guy supposed to do? Pendrives doesn't recognise the DVD iso I downloaded. So you'd have to teach me another way to create an USB iso image. A foolproof solution anytime I need to make a USB iso out of a DVD iso. Thanks.

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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Install GNU/Linux without any CD, floppy, USB-key, nor any other removable media
http://marc.herbert.free.fr/linux/win2linstall.html
Install any Linux distro directly from hard disk without burning any DVD
http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/in ... -from.html

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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I appreciate the suggestion. Is there a simpler solution though? The reason why I'm deciding to settle for Linux Mint is due to its apparent ease of use, so I'd really rather avoid solutions which involve hacking about and and using command line if possible...

(I'd actually use Ubuntu but I'm working with outdated hardware with low specs, hence Debian.)

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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Hi there,

I might be dumb and not understand your question but isn't:

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=83

exactly what you were looking for? A CD version of linux mint?

Then, you could simply burn it to your CD, and voila, it would work!
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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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I agree with istrandi , go with an Ubuntu base , even back to the Mint 9 LTS version , which I use exclusively .

LMDE ? Ease of Use ? . :lol: . . take a minute and browse through the LMDE section of the forum . .

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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istrandi wrote:Hi there,

I might be dumb and not understand your question but isn't:

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=83

exactly what you were looking for? A CD version of linux mint?

Then, you could simply burn it to your CD, and voila, it would work!
Yeh, I saw that actually, but that's the gnome/Ubuntu edition, not the LMDE edition isn't it?

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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True... but it seems the best alternative for you unless you can boot from a memory stick, which you can't?

Also, could you try upgrading your BIOS, just a thought?
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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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istrandi wrote:True... but it seems the best alternative for you unless you can boot from a memory stick, which you can't?

Also, could you try upgrading your BIOS, just a thought?
Yes, not bad idea, upgrading BIOS that is.

unfortunately, I can't use the ubuntu/gnome edition because my archaic hardware will not cope. Debian on the other hand is pretty lightweight...

Still open to ideas... I will try to find the BIOS update, but it is a very old motherboard so I don't know if it will be readily findable...

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

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richyrich wrote:LMDE ? Ease of Use ? . :lol: . . take a minute and browse through the LMDE section of the forum . .
Ouch, but True.

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Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

Post by sagirfahmid3 »

There IS a way to do it without using a cd or dvd--booting off the hard drive. But this could be complicated.

Something important I found-->http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/31307 ... d-startup/

But I think the ^^ above is for booting Windows OSes only; not Linux, but I could be wrong.

EDIT: Okay, this one is more useful. Try it out. --->http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/in ... -from.html

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