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How to install Bodhi Linux?


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#1 rovf



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:45 PM

I found the page https://www.lifewire...y-steps-2202093


It describes only how to create a USB drive for installation.


I have a legacy IBM ThinkCentre PC which can't boot from a USB.


It can, however, boot from DVD.


Currently, there is nothing on this PC. I want to do a fresh install.


How do I install on such a system?



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#2 graywizardlinux


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:44 PM

burn an iso on cd/dvd.  at boot do the bios thing so that it first boots from whatever your cd/dvd drive is.  reboot with the disc in and it will work - done it many times before and never an issue.

#3 graywizardlinux


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

p.s. i never have done it or got it working vis usb.  always from a disc.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:50 PM

In the past I have used Plop boot manager to successfully install Bodhi on machines with no usb boot.



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#5 sef


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:18 PM

Here is the installation instructions page


It explains how to put an ISO onto a DVD.

If that doesn't work for you, post back with as much info as possible and we'll try to help you get it sorted.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:41 AM

I would second burning a Plop image to a cd, if only to have it in your "toolkit". The interesting bit is if you run across a laptop without a cd/dvd but with a floppy drive. Plop still works. You just have to figure out how to get the image on said floppy. :P Heck, you have to find a floppy to put the image on. :)

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