View Full Version : [all variants] Won't boot CD help!

May 12th, 2011, 03:06 PM
Hey all,

I was wondering if it was possible to put something like a linux image on to a hard drive to install the OS on first boot. The reason I want to do this is because of the following reasons.

First, I broke the IDE port on the mobo so I can't use the internal DVD drives on the computer.

Second, I don't have an extra SATA DVD drive lying around.

Third, for some reason, this computer will boot from a USB DVD drive but once it starts loading the kernel, it just stops calling the drive and the computer freezes. I tested the disc and the drive with another computer and it works fine.

And forth, the computer refuses to boot from a USB flash drive with linux on it.

So as you can see, I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I would love to be able to hook the hard drive up to another computer and put the required files on the it for it to boot up to an installation.