Having problems with your Compaq ARMADA M300 11.3" Flat Panel LCD Monitor ?

I got ahold of an old Compaq Armada M300 but it has no operating system. I tried installing Ubuntu and Xubuntu but it says that the bios age 1999 cuts off at 2000. I downloaded the BIOS update from compaq but it wanted me to create a floppy disk and my other laptop doesn't have a floppy drive. It will not save to USB, only floppy. How else can I update the Bios or install Linux?! We are using a BlackBerry as a mass storage device btw.


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I think the only way you will get past this is to burn the updates to a bootable cd. They aren't that hard to make but you will need to find the utlities and such to download. Do a search on how to make a bootable cd and you will find all the instructions and download links. Create the disk, set your m300 to boot from the cd and you should be able to update.
Better go get yourself a floppy drive. they're not too expensive you can find lots of external usb floppy drives in best buy or whatever local electronics store you want.
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\015\012example:
\015\012http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-SBT-UFDB-External-3-5-Inch-Floppy/dp/B000ALM3RC/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_2
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\015\012also, why can't just install an earlier distro of ubuntu, or a different distro of linux altogether? Why not install centos or suse? Or install an early version of windows, e.g. 98 or 2000?
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