a (not so) easy format and install
I have a laptop that I'm planning on installing some variant of Linux on. However, I have two slight problems.
The first problem is that my laptop hard drive is already completely formatted. I just have one big partition that is the C:\, and everything is stored on there. Backing up data and blanking the hard drive is really not an option, since I'm at school, and I kind of need my homework. However, I haven't used up all of the space on the disk - it's just all bundled into the main, primary format. Is there a way I can still make this work?
The second problem is that I don't have a CD burner! I know, I know. I just never burn CDs so I didnít think I needed it. A bunch of my friends have one and I'm sure they'd let me use it, but I was wondering if it was possible instead to do a network install, either by booting with the good old fashion floppy disk or maybe even with a flash drive.
Any help would really be appreciative. I just finished watching the movie Antitrust, and am totally freaked out :)