So yeah, my disk drive is pretty much bust, so it won't read the Windows 7 64bit DVD that I made. Is there any chance of installing it from my SDHD card? It'll be plugged into my camera, which will be plugged into my computer by USB, is this possible?
Sadly I don't have a USB flash drive either, I always used my phone/digital camera to transfer files.
Also, the boot sequence thing in my BIOS, it says Hard Drive, Disk Drive, blah blah blah, and Removable - would that be anything plugged into a USB slot?
Depends on the camera/phone, a lot need drivers and/or special software to use them, if this is the case then you have virtually no chance.
A lot of BIOSs have a USB option so you can boot from flash drives, some (especially older ones) won't allow USB booting at all, or in some cases only from certain ports (i.e. Dell GX280s only allow USB booting from rear USBs and not front ones).
I think you would likely need a 16GB USB flash drive, which would cost more than a new DVD drive.
Hey this is new for me too but.
I believe you need to install from a SDHC card and from the camera card slot in a laptop.
You would need to set the BIOS to boot from the card or the disk # appropriate to the card.
To use the card again in a camera you will need to reformat it in camera so keep a dedicated card.
In Vista " ready boos"t suggests the card must be the same capacity as the installed computer memory to work correctly.
For installing an os to the camera slot SDHc card that would probably apply .
Traps : If you *fail* to UNMOUNT any flash USB drive or some card readers in Ubuntu it will not reboot as it still thinks the drive is mounted.
Plug the usb back in / boot to previous system / unmount the usb /reboot / Ubuntu will recover to the default previous system.
Thats some of what works for me but I havent tried the install from The SDHC card yet wiating for some one else and doing research.
Toshiba satellitee dual core 300, 4 gigs ram 500 gig hdd drive in two partitions Vista pre installed.
P4 intel 2.6 2 gigs ram 2x hdd Ubuntu 9.04. loving it.