I am planning to install XP but there is one thing that might prevent me from this.
I have a Toshiba Portege 3410 (128 MB, 6 GB HD, Win ME and an external Archos DVD ROM). My problem is that I can not boot from my DVD ROM even if I have a CD in it that IS bootable
(This is because the DVD ROM is simply not detected in DOS mode.)
My question is thus: Is there any stage during a XP upgrade or clean install that requires you to boot off the XP CD (which is a bootable CD I have heard)?