Re: A laptop installation challenge
Hi again, AG:
On Saturday 31 October 2009 19:41:16 AG wrote:
> Jesús M. Navarro wrote:
> > Hi, AG:
> > On Saturday 31 October 2009 18:49:14 AG wrote:
> >> Tim Tebbit wrote:
> > [...]
> >> (3) The laptop's BIOS is too old to allow booting from a USB (only
> >> allows HD, CD or floppy). It requires something to boot first before it
> >> can mount additional files such a USB stick.
> > Does it support booting from network (PXE?)? What other boot up methods
> > are supported? (leaving appart floppy and hard disk).
> Only the three options noted - CD, floppy and HD. The BIOS does not
> (appear to) support PXE ... at least that is not given as an option anyway.
I'd say you are closed to these options:
* Find an external USB-based CD or HD drive.
* Find the way to open the case to extract the internal HD.
* Find a different computer with a floppy disk drive.
Lacking any of these (you migth buy them, rent them or find a friend who lend
them) you don't own a laptop but a brick.