What's the best way to install Ubuntu on an old laptop that only boots from CD (not DVD) or HDD? I can't install from DVD or USB. Is there a way to transfer the HDD to another computer and create an install file, then transfer it to the laptop I want to install Ubuntu and boot from the transferred hard drive. There is no OS on the laptop.
Chain load using Plop.
Download Plop & burn as a disk image to CDR/W then you will be able to boot from the Plop CD itself, which in turn will allow you to boot from USB. It enables booting from USB without BIOS support. All you need do is create a live Ubuntu USB stick.