Originally Posted by michaelk
Not sure what you mean by a USB-USB cable. USB data transfer cables basically simulate a network connection and have special built in hardware. Regular USB cables might damage your computers due to shorting out the +5VDC and two controllers will not be able to recognize each other. I am not aware of any other special use USB cable.
I used a debian USB boot flash drive to install to a second flash drive on my Eee PC 900
The cable I have came with a product designed to backup a windows box on a Mac. It is advertised and pictured here:
I thought this would be easier than using a flash drive, especially if I later decide to give this computer to my wife and she wants me to reinstall Windows. I was not sure if I could copy the disk image from the restore DVD that came with the laptop onto a flash drive. The manual says an external optical drive is needed. Of course I can purchase an external optical drive, or an enclosure for my internal one that I can take out of my desktop temporarily, but I'd rather use the hardware I already have. To answer a previous post, the netbook does have USB ports.