How do I install Ubuntu on an old laptop with no CD drive?
August 21, 2006 4:01 PM Subscribe
My place of employment sees a LOT of laptops come and go. Recently a PIII Dell Latitude L400 ultralight came through and was marked for surplus, but I want to use it for Ubuntu. One snag, though.
posted by smallerdemon to computers & internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't have the CD-ROM drive for this sucker. It's got a 30GB hard drive and 512MB of RAM, so it's a decent power old ultralight that would be wonderful for having around the house for wireless (I have a card that works with Ubuntu already).
Where and/or how do I get a free CD drive for this thing in order to get Ubuntu on it?
Failing that, how hard is a network install option (it has an ethernet port built in)? I'm just getting my feet wet on linux installs (this will be my fourth one) and they have all been CD installs so far, so a network install would be a new beast for me. Can anyone point me to a decent FAQ on how I would go about doing that?