I do not have a DVD drive (which is why I also can't install Windows Vista and Windows 7 even though I wanted to try them, but that's besides the point) and I noticed that BT4 only has a DVD image available. When the stable version comes out, will I be able to fit it onto a normal 700MB CD? I have a CD-RW and CD-ROM drive, but no support for DVDs.
Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69
usb dvd drive, costs money
vmware, free but some limitations
remaster the iso into a smaller size, complicated may not be entirely possible not sure.
found a dvd drive for $5 on ebay... there are more if you dont read this by time it ends.... seriously just get a dvd drive. if you're on a laptop, ebay has laptop ones too... otherwise.... dunno... i think older systems dont allow you to boot of a thumbdrive, so make sure yours can, before you install it on a thumb, so you dot waste your time.
Unfortunately my mobo does not support booting from a USB device.
But if I get a DVD-RW drive that plugs into my laptop USB, will it still work? Since it does not support USB booting, yet the DVD Drive is plugged into the USB...
have you checked to see if there is a firmware update to your machine?