Thanks for the reply,
My laptop has nothing of value data wise on it so that's not a problem.
Its a dell inspiron 2600 1006MHZ pent3, 640mb ram, 18 gb hdd
I have a 1tb usb hdd, 8 gb usb stick, millions of cd/dvds (blank
Would mounting it on the laptop and installing like that work? wouldn't it crash because it cant access the files when you reboot?