Will Ubuntu live cd/dvd work with no hard drive installed?
I have an old laptop which doesn't have a HDD and I can't get Live CD to boot on it. (Trying to boot using 'try Ubuntu' option). It gets so far and then just shows a flashing cursor in the top left hand corner. it stays like this indefinitely.
If however, I put the hard drive from my other laptop into this one, it boots from the CD fine. Even more oddly, once it's booted into Ubuntu I can remove the hard drive (probably not advisable while the machine is still running!!) and it continues to work fine.
I have noticed that the hard drive is access briefly during boot up and it is at this point where it would fail if the hard drive wasn't present.
Just curious, someone asked the exact same question on here before and the general consensus was that it should work without a hdd, although, in truth, the people who answered could only confirm that it works with a completely dead hard drive in the PC and not in the complete absence of one.
Can anyone confirm? Thanks!