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

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 13:36:15 ADT 2007


Thanks Matt, I'll check them out next time I'm in the city. (I'm in
Berwick, in the Valley).

Bob

On 7/24/07, Matt Chamberlain <chamberlain2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> hardware.
>
>
>  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.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > 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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