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I hope that what you're trying works because I have an Acer Aspire laptop that doesn't support usb boot also.
I checked a lot of posts that said there was nothing I could do so I never asked the question.
sbminst -d /dev/sda worked but it wiped out the partitions I had. It simply converted the entire HD into a vfat partition. When I tried to install Fedora from the Live CD it won't allow "No free space on disk to install Fedora!". I had to use a Windows 98 CD I had to delete the vfat partition, format the disk, install Win 98 and then use the live cd to install Fedora again.
Anyway, when I restarted the laptop after running the sbminst -d /dev/sda command my USB ports won't show up, even I have two ports, so it's of no use to me now.
Thanks for the help guys! Something was accomplished tonight