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I’m building a new-old computer from parts to sell. An older vintage of factory-new parts.
My biggest stumbling block in its construction has been the motherboard’s BIOS. It unfortunately doesn’t support booting via USB. And, well…let us timeline this motherfucker.
Mark’s computer-for-sale does not support booting from USB.
---> Try a different USB key instead.
---> Doesn't work. Shit.
---> Scavenge a DVD burner.
---> Install DVD burner.
---> Realize I have no fucking IDE cables since I never, ever use compact discs.
---> Walk to PC World from school, a distance of a good four miles (I needed the walk, but I am kicking myself now because I could have done it in better shoes).
---> Purchase an IDE cable and, a set of jeweler's screwdrivers for good measure.
---> Reinstall the DVD burner.
---> Realize that I have no fucking installation media of any kind. I did have a couple of Ubuntu DVDs I could have used to bootstrap this fucker into Windows, but I think Garrett ate them. At any rate I haven't seen them in a while.
---> Contemplate going into Sligo for blank discs. When I get home I'll have to:
---> Pull the DVD burner back out of the computer-for-sale.
---> Connect it to my external hard disk-> USB kit.
---> Burn a Windows 7 DVD.
---> Reinstall the DVD so I can run it.
Do you see my ire? Do you?