New Machines without CD Rom

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New Machines without CD Rom

Post#1 by wread » 18 Oct 2013, 12:04

A few students bring new laptops without CD rom; I tell them to make their pendrive in a friend's machine.

I think Porteus should develop an installation procedure for these machines (and newer with uefi), something like:

1) inserting a new usb (factory formatted),
2)downloading iso2usb, detecting eventual uefi,
3)rebooting iso, shrinking fat32 parition of usb and formatting partition in posix format (ext4),
4)installing Porteus in Partition 2,
5)deleting contents of Partition 1 and eventually installing UEFI.

I guess Jay is working in something like that, I know my friends :D

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Re: New Machines without CD Rom

Post#2 by brokenman » 18 Oct 2013, 18:31

Hey Wread,

I am indeed working on a new installer that supports UEFI but it may be incomplete for some time due to the different ways some companies implement the UEFI on their hardware. A one click GUI for install to USB would be a nice thing and has been requested before. Still not too sure about it since it isn't really so difficult to install ... but perhaps people are becoming more reliant on nobrainer GUI's.
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