Short version: I have a HP DV6304TX laptop. the primary sata port is dead, and no power goes to a hard drive in that slot. the DVD drive works fine however, to launch an OS or bootable CD/DVD. What i've done is acquired an adaptor to let me put a 2.5" HDD in the ODD bay and used a USB stick to install windows 7 - and it worked fine. the problem is that the laptops BIOS refuses to see the hard drive as bootable in the DVD bay. Now it DOES have an SD card slot, so if i can get the bootloader onto that, i can use that as the boot device and load the OS off this hard drive. does anyone know how to do that?