Not that anything's willing to make it easy. My CD burning software hid the ISO-burning feature and didn't mention it in the documentation. Then I found out that the system can't boot off a CD, so I tried to make a boot disk. My system wouldn't cooperate, so I had to make the disk downstairs.
I had to hunt for a floppy drive I could steal; I finally found one in my sister's computer, and stole it from her, but it didn't work. It turned out that the cable was messed up--I had to use the one from my own computer.
Then I put in the floppy, started the computer, and got this message: "Boot failed". That's it. No explanation, no additional information, not even an error code. Just "Boot failed".
I decided to see what kind of OS was on the hard drive, but for some reason the system isn't seeing it properly--it reads it as a 90mb something-or-other. Bizarre.
I've set aside the project for today--it's just too much of a PITA.
In other news, I'm very curious what she'll think of the package. :^)