[sf-lug] how to install linux on laptop with no cd drive?
asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Jul 9 00:36:36 PDT 2012
Excerpts from Michael Shiloh's message of Sun Jul 08 22:44:31 -0400 2012:
> >> * http://www.goodbye-windows.com/
> > http://goodbye-microsoft.com/
> I tried installing the first and when it gave errors, tried installing
> the second which also gave errors. On a whim I rebooted and was greeted
> with success, but I can't tell you which one it was.
> Anyway, I proceeded to install Debian almost flawlessly but I think grub
> was installed on my thumb drive by accident. I had the thumb drive
> installed due to a missing network driver I had to bring over manually.
> I left the thumb drive in and when the install process reached grub I
> noticed lots of activity on my thumb drive - probably the procedure that
> figured out which disk to load on just went for the first disk, which
> for some reason was the thumb drive. (I noticed this during disk
> So I have an almost perfect Debian installation which won't boot due to
> missing grub.
> So now I have to revert to plan B and take the drive out. While I'm at
> it I may as well install the PLOP boot manager, as Akkana recommended. I
> can see how that would be very handy.
> Thanks everyone for your help.
Thanks for your detailed report! I sent it along to one of the maintainers of
the second one.
Sorry it didn't work out for you, and sad that the thumb drive thing became a
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