[CentOS] laptop editing

Fri Mar 17 11:35:13 UTC 2017
David Both <dboth at millennium-technology.com>

I have a DVD R/W drive that plugs into a USB port, but I always copy the 
ISO image to a USB memory stick and it works just fine. You may have to 
fiddle with BIOS to boot to an external USB device, but I have never had 
a problem.

I have Fedora 24 and 25, as well as CentOS 6.X and 7.X on USB sticks so 
I can test hardware in a store and do installs.

On 03/16/2017 11:20 PM, ken wrote:
> On 03/16/2017 10:20 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> How does one put centos on a laptop?
>> My understanding that laptops no longer come with optical drives.
>> Booting from an install disk would be difficult.
>> From https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops :
>> Preparation tasks
>>     Repartition your harddisk
>>     Backup your Master Boot Record (MBR)
>>     Modifying your bootloader
>> My understanding is that most laptops have at most one harddisk.
>> Can it really be unmounted for partitioning?
> Not true.  Last year I got an HP Envy 17 (and it's still being sold) 
> and it has a DVD r+w.  This can't be the only laptop being sold with 
> an optical drive.
> Also, a couple months ago I put a "Live USB" (Fedora) Linux distro on 
> a USB stick, booted it, and it came up and worked fine.
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