But why do this at all? It's a beta so it will expire and cost you a lot to get going again and likely FORCE an upgrade of that CD DRIVE.
-> I picked up an 8GB memory stick with an indicator of percent full for under 20 bucks. 4GB should be even less.
-> Surely a buddy can make a DVD for you.
I don't have either a DVD burner or a large enough Flash drive on my system to handle the 2+ gig installation iso.
I've tried to transfer the image to a separate fire wire drive HD and still no joy. I'm unable to boot the fire wire drive, it doesn't show up in my bios setup as a bootable drive.
I do have two hard drives though that can be booted from. I can also throw in a third drive that can be booted from though.
Has anyone come up with an alternative to burning the image to a disc?
I'd like to install to my secondary hard drive to try it out.
80 G main HD
2.8 Celeron D processor, intel D865GVHZ motherboard
1 G installed memory
CD/DVD burner that apparently doesn't recognise DVD+R discs for burning, but I can burn CDs.
I do have a 7G hard drive available for a third drive.
Operating system is XP home, bios is updated as far as can be.
CDburnXP also installed.