CDrom dead; Floppy install of OS, Ubuntu?
I have an older Toshiba with a new blank HDD. I have discovered that the CDrom is no longer working and cannot install an OS.
I have a working HP with XP and would like to boot into that using a CAT5 wire and LAN, then download an OS through the HP onto the Toshiba. I have been told that this is not possible.
I am not able to modify the BIOS to boot from a memory stick, so that is not an option.
I have a Netgear Wireless USB device, but need to download the drivers for it because I cannot use the CDrom to download.
It was suggested to me to install Ubuntu using a Floppy to install. But it appears that this is a network installation and I need a network connection?
Is this going to work?
Thanks in advance.