Installing Linux, Dead CD ROM drive
My current computer is dual booting Windows XP and MEPIS, but I need to be on Windows 24/7 and I still want to be able to use Linux. So I dug out my old windows 98 computer and formated it to get ready to install MEPIS on it. My problem is, the CD ROM drive is dead, and if it isn't...then for some reason beyond my control, the computer won't boot from it. I don't have any other CD-ROM drives that are compatible with the computer, but I do have a HP 8200 series CD writer(USB).(Though I do not know how to make the computer boot from it.)
I'm afraid I can't give you much information on the computer, the documentation on it is lost. Any help is greatly appreciated.