[nSLUG] Scale 1-10 of CD/DVD installation

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 13:23:58 ADT 2007

Thanks Kevin for the clear, concise instructions. Appreciate your time
explaining this.

My CD needs are pretty simple right now, just really need that
bootable capability and something to play music and burn files for
archiving. That said, maybe I oughta look at what you're keen on; I'm
probably missing something good.



On 7/24/07, Kevin Fleming <kfleming at accesswave.ca> wrote:
> > I wasn't particularly enamoured of my brief intro to KDE and I tried
> > it because I don't particularly like Gnome either. I've tried a couple
> > of the WMs that you can choose at login--metacity and something else,
> > both of which are pretty lame. Suggestions?
> >
> > I think I'll get a new CD-ROM drive. On a scale of 1-10 how easy/hard
> > is this for me to do myself?
> >
> If all you are doing is a CD or DVD drive, it's dead easy. 3 on a scale
> of 1-10. Just open the case and locate the screws holding the CD/DVD in
> place, remove the screws, remove any ribbon cables from the rear and
> also the power supply cable and sound output cable if applicable, then
> slide the beast out the front of the computer case.
> Once it is clear, just reverse the order of steps and you will have the
> new CD/DVD installed shortly.  After you have inserted all cables (which
> are keyed), you should be able to boot the box and your drive will be
> detected and if your BIOS is set to boot from an alternate drive you
> will hear the sweet sounds of success.
> BTW, IMHO a new dual layer DVD-RW, or if you want to get jiggy, and can
> afford it, a Blu-ray or high density drive would be best as you are able
> to do both CD and DVD/new media style burns.  I have both a DVD-R and
> dual layer -RW that accepts multi-format disks, in the box, but that's
> just me.  They are cheap enough now to be able to find one for a good
> price and install it.
> Just my two cents worth..
> --
> Kevin Fleming
> BlackBerry Technical Support Desktop Analyst
> Registered Linux User
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