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Hi I have a Name: Asus Eee PC 701SD Processor: Intel® Celeron M 353 900Mhz HDD: 8GB - SSD NO DISK DRIVE I'm limited to using windows and I try ...
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    Hi I have a
    Name: Asus Eee PC 701SD
    Processor: Intel® Celeron M 353 900Mhz
    HDD: 8GB - SSD
    NO DISK DRIVE
    I'm limited to using windows

    and I try to install from USB using the installation

    'debian-7.2.0-i386-netinst.iso'

    and the using the program

    'unetbootin-windows-585'

    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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    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: http://www.asus.com/supportonly/Eee_...pport_Download
    Or here (Linux support link): http://www.asus.com/supportonly/Eee_...pport_Download
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    Edited because I was off base and not awake.

    LINKY

    Link

    I have used bottom link with Linux unetbootin. I can't speak for Windows XP unetbootin.

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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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