So burning dvds is a good idea, as is running directly from a linux partition
as outlined in the lilo booting
HOWTO. That said, there are of course always a few machines which simply
cannot be turned into dual-boot or linux-only. For these, we have a very
nice new solution: just drop the iso image onto
c:/ as, say,
quantian.iso, and then all one needs is a boot cdrom (such as
the current clusterKnoppix cdrom
from which Quantian is derived), and then use
knoppix bootfrom=/dev/hda1/quantian.isoat the prompt.
Clean, simple, easy. Doesn't cause heatburn or pimples, and worked on my trusted Thinkpad T23, a machine from work which knows only win2k. The full writeup is now up in the new windows booting HOWTO.