Hello everyone, I am in the worst possible situation here. My early 2008 MBP's superdrive decided to not read DVDs and I hence cannot boot from the Snow Leopard DVD. In addition to that, Onyx and Disk Utility say that I need to format my HD (I mucked around with partitions while kicking a Linux distro out of my computer). So, can the MBP boot from an external USB DVD drive? Can anyone recommend a cheap drive for me? I can't believe this machine's DVD drive died in 2 years. That is just unacceptable. I watched only 2 movies using the DVD player in the entire time I owned this laptop.