Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Dec 2011 01:37 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux It's starting to look like the end of an era for Ubuntu users as Canonical mull the creation of an ISO that won't fit onto a CDR. The question is, does it matter? Canonical owes at least part of its success with Ubuntu Linux to the unique way that it has been distributed. From the start it has been available as a downloadable ISO image and a free CD, posted at no cost to the user. This was great news for people who wanted to install Linux but did not have the luxury of a decent Internet connection. In a sense, installing via a CDR image has always been like a kind of cache, in that you're moving part of the content that you need onto permanent storage rather than pulling it through the network connection
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by ilovebeer on Wed 14th Dec 2011 03:18 UTC
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I've used SDHC-to-USB adapters - worked great.
I've used IDE-to-SATA adapters - worked great.
I've used SATA-to-IDE adapters - worked great.
I've used CF-to-IDE adapters - worked great.
I've used CF-to-SATA adapters - worked great except for one of the extremely cheap chinese ebay ones (but for $.99 w/free shipping it was worth the risk).

All cheap, nearly all worked great. The only settings that needed to be done were primary/secondary for the IDE adapter, and 3v/5v for the CF. I fail to see how any of these options are a bad idea.

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