My mobo definetly supports booting from USB, I checked in the BIOS. Is there some form of linux that's less than 32mb installed, so I could attempt to install something on it?
I just found Puppy Linux. Page had instructions to boot the image from a usb device. Worked on the first boot. I should note that I was only able to get 0.6 working, later releases entered a repetitive loop of various error messages during the boot sequence.