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    Exclamation USB install no cd-rom error

    Hi I have a
    Name: Asus Eee PC 701SD
    Processor: Intel® Celeron M 353 900Mhz
    HDD: 8GB - SSD
    I'm limited to using windows

    and I try to install from USB using the installation


    and the using the program


    on a fat32 formatted USB

    when detecting hardware I get the error

    'no common cd-drive was detected'

    I've tried searing the device for drivers, didn't work
    I've tried selecting no the choosing none for the second option

    I don't know what else to do

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    According to Asus, this system supports both Windows and Linux operating systems. I would suggest that you first update the BIOS, and then look at the Linux tools/drivers for download. Since this system doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, I can only think that the BIOS is causing this problem. For example, Unetbootin should not care if a CD/DVD drive is installed on the system, although debian may be more picky.

    Anyway, here is the relevant Asus XP support link:
    Or here (Linux support link):
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    Edited because I was off base and not awake.



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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    It's been a while but if I remember correctly, there is an option to let the installer know where the CD / DVD is. Point the installer to your USB drive.
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