February 9, 2017

Can I download Linexlight directly to my laptop, without loading it on a disk to bootfrom?

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There is a network install, but that is probably more complicated than necessary for home use.  Using storage media like a DVD or a USB flash drive are the more direct ways.  If you don't have a DVD drive and your computer won't boot to a USB flash drive, you can take the hard drive out of that computer and put it into another computer that does have a DVD drive and/or it can be booted using USB connected media.  You can install Linux Lite with the hard drive in that second computer, and then return the hard drive to the first computer.  Amazing, huh?  I've done it.  It works.  Use the installation guide at this link to help you out:  www.linuxliteos.com/manual.

 

Your questions would be better addressed if you posed them on the official Linux Lite Support Forum.  To get there, you can use the link I provided above, click on Support, and that will lead you to information about the Linux Lite Support Forum.

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If your laptop currently has NO operating system on it... then the answer is no, you can't do that.

 

If your laptop is running ANY operating system (Windows, Mac OS, or another version of Linux)... then the answer is (probably) yes. You can probably install the free program, VirtualBox, on your current operating system, and then you can install Linux Lite in a virtual machine directly from the .iso file that you download. No DVD/USB needed in this case.

 

If you only mean that you do not have a DVD drive, then you can put Linux Lite on a USB stick with a special program and then boot from the USB. A few such programs are Rufus, Unetbootin, or PendriveLinux.

 

Good luck!

 

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