Hi guys. I would love to install linux on my old ibm thinkpad (the a22e model). Anyways, i'm having a minor problem in that the cd drive doesn't work (I still have windows 98 going on it). Its kind of hard to install linux w/out a cd drive. So i was wondering if anyone could either enlighten me on how to fix the cd drive, or on how to install linux w/out a cd.
The cd drive is not even recognized. It doesn't open when I click the open button, and windows says no cd drive is in. It worked at one point, btw. How could a non-windows-user like me fix this problem?