The hard drive in macbook (13 inch, white) failed a few days ago. I lost all my data, but will replace this with a new drive. The CD/DVD drive on this machine doesn't work as well due to some other mechanical problem.
I'd like to recover this machine and install either newer Mac OS or Ubuntu. Since the CD/DVD drive failed, I see that the only way I can install the OS is through USB.
I'd like to solicit your advice regarding my options. Is it possible to recover and install a working OS just through USB? Where would I get such software?