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If you scroll down to MBR Tools you will see PLOP and other boot tools. So that answer would be "Yes".
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For those people less than comfortable with command line menus there is also a way to use a Windows GUI tool to add PLOP. Check this out if you're more of the pointy-clicky type

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well unless the ISO is less than 700MB, the short answer is that you can't. You either need a smaller ISO, or a different drive and Blank DVD. The only other thing I could think of is whipping the HDD out the system, install it in another that supports USB booting, install it, then move the drive back. But I don't think it would work. The change in hardware would probably break the system install.

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Was re-reading this thread and noticed this last sentence. This is a rather important disadvantage to closed systems like Windows that does not occur in Linux. Windows locks in on drivers to identify the system so you don't violate the EULA, no other reason (well, possibly a few supporting entries in Registry) but Linux loads modules/drivers on-demand. Unless you custom build a kernel that only supports exactly the hardware you have on that box and no other, Linux is eminently portable. Most default install kernels, for example are designed to pick up on and support any hardware it detects. It's not wriiten in stone..... or dollars and litigation.
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