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Install ubuntu on MSI laptop

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February 12, 2012 8:32:16 PM

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)
February 13, 2012 1:06:55 AM

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.
February 13, 2012 1:58:10 PM

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!
!