Originally Posted by Wombat
The OP will need a floppy / cd rom drive to install other software as well. It would be a right pain in the arse swapping hardrives every time you wanted to install something...
Yes it would but he asked how it could be done without such and so i told him that. If he has issues installing other software then I can't help him with that so much as he will just have to either replace or repair the optic drives that he is trying so hard not to use!
On a personal note....I have never in my life seen so many statements on installing operating systems on computers with no optical drives... or working optical drives. I have been working on computers for more years than most of these people have been alive and have computers as old with original optical drives still working...
Yes I know that they do go bad. Just seems to me to be a bit more than usuall here though!