Installation without a CD drive
is there any utility for booting to a CD image located on the hard drive? My friend bought a refurbished laptop, and it came with a trial version of XP Home (30 Days) and no CD drive. He wants to install XP Pro to it, and I want to install Linux to it so that he can learn it. We've tried just about everything, even disassembling an external USB hard drive, and using it to connect an IDE cd drive via usb, it works from within windows, but cannot boot to it. We CAN, however boot to an external floppy drive.