[nSLUG] Scale 1-10 of CD/DVD installation
chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 13:31:01 ADT 2007
If all you want is a good DVD/CD burner, I'd check out Robotnik (
www.robotnik.com) in Bayers Lake. They have loads of cheap good quality
On 7/24/07, Robert Ashley <rb.ashley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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