Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:51 AM
My friend's Windows box died, like an hour ago. I got them an Ubuntu CD - whatever the newest version is - and left it with them on my way to work. I want her to boot up into Ubuntu and run it live, then secure backups of all her data. Here's the trick: it's a laptop and she has one CD/DVD drive.
I need to know two things before I call her back, though: Can a live CD, once the OS is up and running, be removed so she can make copies of her data to DVD? And what kind of drivers/support/apps does Ubuntu have available for burning discs?
She is not the most computer literate, and I'll be walking her through this on the phone. I pray there are some simple answers to this. (The simpler I can explain it to her, the less likely she is to go into meltdown when she doesn't get it the first time. >_<)
Thanks SO much!