I have a laptop with no OS installed in its HDD. The BIOS doesn't support USB booting and the CDROM drive doesn't work.
Would it be possible to burn a 32bit installation ISO preferably Arch Linux into the HDD by attaching it to another machine via USB and then do a self hosted installation by transferring it back to the original laptop?
If so would
dd command suffice or do I need any specific tool for this? I am fine with wiping my HDD.
Alternatively, what about installing the complete OS into the HDD from another machine via USB ( like say Arch Linux on a USB Key) and attaching it back to the original laptop?