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Hi Guys, I know this is a longshot, but i just got hold of an IBM Thinkpad 240. Lovely sub notebook, but got no CD or FD. Im strugglin with ...
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    External CD drive? Anyone got one?


    Hi Guys,
    I know this is a longshot, but i just got hold of an IBM Thinkpad 240. Lovely sub notebook, but got no CD or FD. Im strugglin with the boot from an external HD, so has anyone got an external USB CD-ROM drive i can borrow, or buy for a small amount of money? It would make my debian install a lot easier.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jon

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    Hello my friend... why don't you try ebay.com
    bye and luck !!

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    Hi

    Thanks, but the cheapest there is 40 quid! I got a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, so i can plug my laptop HD into my desktop, and try that way. Anyone thinking of getting a sub-notebook forr linux, i highly recomend the Thinkpad 240 series. Picked mine up for 135!.

    Jon

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    I bought a parellel port external CD-ROM a few years back...it was pretty cheap if I remember...maybe you can find a cheaper one on ebay if you look for a parellel port variety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbutler88
    Anyone thinking of getting a sub-notebook forr linux, i highly recomend the Thinkpad 240 series.
    So what distro are you running? Did things go smoothly? Notebooks can be really difficult to get correctly configured and some distro are more difficult than others, but since you are recommending this thing, it must have gone pretty smoothly, right?
    /IMHO
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    It sounds like he likes the book but hasn't been able to install yet.,

    Most older books won't boot from USB CD drives. Im having the same problems, its really stressing me out. Im trying to figure out if I could sell my Dell L400 and buy a PowerBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdrusmtik9
    It sounds like he likes the book but hasn't been able to install yet.
    I know. Linux is hard enough at first without the extra challenges some users insist on suffering under. And recommendations for hardware on price alone is naive if nothing else.
    /IMHO
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