I have an old laptop computer with no hard disk drive, cannot boot from a usb flash drive, but has a working optical disk drive. I want to try Xubuntu (as a live-dvd), and be able to download and install additional software onto a usb flash drive and use the software so downloaded (and hopefully installed there). I believe I would at least be able to browse any files existing on the usb flash drive (because I did try this much using an attempt to test another live-dvd with a linux). Can I do this? How?
In case anyone wants to know the details, old laptop is Toshiba Satellite 1415-s115, 512 MB RAM, no longer any hard disk drive present; I do not remember right now the processor speed, but "Celeron...." something. USB receptacles in the back, but the machine CANNOT be made to "boot" from usb flash drive. NO option for it.