I have have a 6 years-old Toshiba laptop and everything is running well except for the dead CD/DVD drive. My only worry here is that one day I might end up with an unbootable system and need to boot from the recovery disc or some PE.
It happened once when I got caught in a reboot loop and the Ubuntu DVD helped me to solve that.
I tried looking inside the BIOS setup and I don't see any boot from USB. All I have is HDD, FDD (I don't have a floppy drive since the day I got the laptop), and PXE. Say I got into that trouble of booting up again and my drive's dead, does that mean I wouldn't be able to do anything even if I have a USB CD/DVD drive?
I'm saving for a new computer so I'm not planning to replace the drive. ?