A friend just received the parts for a computer, and we're trying to get Windows 7 installed. The CD drive that it came with isn't able to connect, so we're having to go down a creative path to get Windows installed.
We don't have a flash drive over 4 GB, so we can't install from a flash drive. We do have a TB external HDD, but I couldn't get the pc to boot from it.
So we installed Xubuntu on his secondary hard drive, and mounted the Windows 7 iso. Our goal is to install Windows 7 on the primary HDD, Windows would fix the MBR, and we could just format the secondary HDD.
So my question is, now that I have it mounted... how can I get it to run the setup file? I was going to try it with Wine but that won't work. Is there any other way I can get the setup going with Xubuntu? Any help is greatly appreciated.