I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other computers, other hard drives, and several USBs.
Is there any way I can install linux on A given my situation?
If that is any help, A currently runs Windows XP.
Edit: Current situation Well I got linux mint running using unetbootin, but it's "live mode" and seems to exist on the same partition as windows xp, which is still there. When I, multiple times, tried to install the "real" linux mint from there (using the icon on the desktop), things seemed to have gone right (which means I should have linux installed on the partition that Windows sees as "E:"), but I can't boot up that one (does not show on boot options, or fron unetbootin). And trying to boot the old windows XP (which is still listed on boot) yields a BSOD crash. So I guess formatting E: did that, hehe...
Anyways, what can I do to proceed? What I have now is a frugal live install of Linux mint, with an installer that seems to be working but I can't find a way to access the fruit of its labors.
I'm trying to follow the grub4dos entry in this tutorial, but I see no menu.lst anywhere on the file system. neither does
sudo find / menu.lst. So I still have frugal install of linux mint and nothing else I can boot to.
Final Edit I got angry with nothing working and went and bought a DVD-RW. Nevertheless, many of the solutions presented would probably have worked, and I guess everything messed up because I was rushing through it. I'll give the checkmark to the answer that got me the farthest. Thanks to all for the help.