I have an old laptop that I would like to convert to a media center (media player, netflix online, youtube, etc.). It's got something like 1.3 GHz, and 1GB ram and currently has XP so its really just not powerful enough. For this reason - and also because I'm traditionally a windows-only guy I would like to install Linux on it.
I have both Ubuntu and Knoppix ISOs on an external drive but no CD burner. How can I possibly install these onto the laptop?
Currently the laptop has only one partition - I would prefer to preserve my install of XP and dual boot but I'm really not too worried about it.
I had posted this on serverfault but they suggested here as a better fit.