On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 08:26:14AM +0200, Uffe Jakobsen wrote: > > > On 20/10/10 04.29, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > > > $150 is seriously in my price range [!] But what about the > > optical drive? If I can buy one on sale and install FBSD from a > > CD or DVD, do all optivcal drive fit all notebooks? > > > > > > With a few things that I probably will buy. An optical, a 16 or > > 32G SSD ...&c.) So if there is a fire-sale at Costco or > > <<wherever>> for an HP 9" or 10 Atom notebook, will I be able > > to use another vendor's optical drive? > > An optical drive will propably not fit in side a 9" or 10" notebook > (netbook)... > > If you are going for a netbook I'd go for an external USB optical > drive - all netbooks that I've come across can boot from external > usb medias. > > Personally I prefer to install stable FreeBSD from USB memory stick. > Since 8.0 FreeBSD has shipped a "memstick" disk image that nicely > fits into a 1G USB memory stick. > > See: > http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/8.1/FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img > > /Uffe
Sure, the optical uses [I think] a USB connector. Pretty sure that all these tiny "toys" are made at one factory! and then labeled by the vendor. If all the opticals are essentially the same, then great. --Re memory sticks, I have never used them. It is probably as-simple as using a CDROM or DVD; I'll ck out the URL. gary > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix The 7.90a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php http://journey.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"