Is it possible to boot linux from a USB flash drive (not with linux on the flash drive, just the boot loader). My laptop doesn't have a floppy disk drive, so I need a way to fix this problem:
My Windows XP partition has gone psycho and won't boot anymore, and I want to reinstall windows on it ... or format it and use it as extra space for linux, but either way I think I'll be removing MEPIS's bootloaded ... making it to where I can't get into MEPIS anymore. So I need some way to boot into linux after formatting hda1 (Mepis is on hda5). And afterwards, I would like to reinstall the bootloader on the MBR, but I don't know how to do this either ... I searched around for a while, but didn't come up with the first part of my dilemma, so didn't see the need to search for the second part yet.
Thanks for the help.