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RE: [trinity-users] Hybrid Live Images

From: Alexandre <ac586133@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:27:31 +0000

De : Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Envoyé : 30 novembre 2015 08:08
À : trinity-users@...
Objet : Re: [trinity-users] Hybrid Live Images

On Monday 30 November 2015 13:00:26 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Monday 30 November 2015 12:52:16 Alexandre wrote:
> > Just want to say that now you can buy on ebay an external USB DVD
> > drive-burner for 15-20$.
> Great, when they work.  not everything will boot from them.

The problem laptop would boot from an expensive powered USB optical drive, and
a USB hard drive.

Hi Lisi,

Almost everything will boot from external USB dvd drive, except maybe if you're talking about launching a Win 98 install, or old Debian.
The problem you're seeing is when the USB ports of the computer can't supply enough power by itself to make the drive work properly. Nowadays, most drives can work properly with either 1 USB port, or by adding (included with the drive) a second USB plug to supply more power to the drive.

Have a great day!