If the laptop can boot from a USB drive then perhaps a USB DVD drive might help... not with the PAE problem though. [by TrevorH]
I wrote a similar post about setting up a usb drive that can boot Linux isos under UEFI. I am writing another because I have been able to boot most of the isos that can be used to fix a broken system (including Windows) and help in trouble-shooting.
I'm looking for some assistance on creating a multiboot USB drive. My main goal for this is to be an all-in-one IT drive (penetration testing, data recovery, partitioning, virus-scan, etc...)
I know on windows there's X-boot and some other viking named program, but how would this be accomplished on linux?