Install ubuntu on MSI laptop

Hello,
How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a laptop which has no boot on usb key (bios) and no cd.
OS is ubuntu 9.04 with internet connection.
I don't want to upgrade, I want to install the new version 11.10
Thanks
(Laptop MSI 1013)
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  1. I think you might find you can get it to boot from USB. Have a look at this thread:

    http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=109581.0;wap2

    Quote:
    "I also found a post about how someone got the usb boot to work by changing the legacy state around for a bit untill it showed the USB-HDD option in the menu after pressing F11."
    made sure USB Legacy Support is Enabled(can be named USB KB/Storage support as well). format the stick in FAT32, instead FAT16(some USB sticks are picky, usually cheapest one like PQI).
    it could be detected as USB-HDD, USB-ZIP. if no change try with different USB stick.


    I'd have a good look in the BIOS and see if you can get the usb legacy option enabled.
  2. vouty said:
    Hello,
    How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a laptop which has no boot on usb key (bios) and no cd.
    OS is ubuntu 9.04 with internet connection.
    I don't want to upgrade, I want to install the new version 11.10
    Thanks
    (Laptop MSI 1013)


    This adapter may allow you to take out the 2.5" IDE hdd and use a desktop to format and install your distro of choice.
    At least, I would hope it would allow such. Your notebook sounds like an oldy but goody!
  3. Assuming that you have another computer available you can do a network install via TFTP. Have a look at: http://polishlinux.org/installation/installing-linux-over-network-no-cd-drive/
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